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Strambotto

Don Harrán

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A stanzaic form of Italian poetry set by composers of the frottola and 16th-century madrigal, also known as ottava rima and rispetto. Each stanza consists of eight lines of 11 syllables. Three types of strambotto exist, distinguished by their rhyme scheme: the strambotto toscano, with a rhyme scheme of abababcc, was the more common form set to music in the 15th and 16th centuries; the strambotto siciliano, with a rhyme scheme

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Subjects: Music

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