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in The Oxford Companion to Music

Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199579037

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(It.). A type of strophic poem set in Renaissance Italy by composers of *frottolas and madrigals. Each verse had eight lines of 11 syllables, and the most common rhyme scheme was abababcc. Frottola composers generally set the first two lines of a ...

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Subjects: Music

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