pastorale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pastorale a musical composition that evokes rural life
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pastorale (Mus) A composition in a soft, rural style, generally in 6-8 or 12-8 time.
    • Pastorale A kind of dance; a kind of figure used in a dance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pastorale In music: A variety of opera or cantata in which idyllic or rustic scenes predominate, the dramatic interest usually being slight. The name is sometimes extended to an instrumental work of similar character.
    • n pastorale A vocal or instrumental piece in triple rhythm, often with a drone-bass, in which a studied simplicity or an actual imitation of rustic sounds suggests pastoral life and its emotions.
    • n pastorale Same as pastourelle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pastorale pas-tō-rä′le a variety of opera or cantata characterised by the idyllic or pastoral element: a vocal or instrumental piece intended to suggest pastoral life: one of the simple traditional open-air dramas still kept up among the Basques: one of the figures of a quadrille
    • Pastorale Also Pastourelle′
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The impartial assembly was as cold at the tragedie-pastorale itself.
"Cinq Mars, Complete" by Alfred de Vigny
They are asking if they shall play the Pastorale for me.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
After that wind musique was over, they sang their pastorall eglogues.
"Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama" by Walter W. Greg
The Allegretto pastorale is clear from the preface.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
It would benefit them more to watch a sunrise than to listen to a performance of the Pastorale Symphony.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
Archie'po tradens Pastorale baculum.
"Notes & Queries, No. 50. Saturday, October 12, 1850" by Various
The signora loves the 'Pastorale.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
An Andante Pastorale from an unpublished symphony met with a favourable reception.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
The goatherds ought to be playing the 'Pastorale' down there!
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
The pastorale is fresh and suggestive.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
THE SCARLET PASTORALE, pen-and-ink.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
One, the Pastorale, the more regular and important, is now confined to the Vallee of La Saison and the Souletin district.
"Basque Legends" by Wentworth Webster
The prelude to Act v. is a pastorale for full orchestra, and the churchyard music is for solo organ on stage.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Christopher Wilson
Down the street came some forty young men and girls singing a wild Sicilian pastorale, each verse of which ended in a weird turn.
"The Motor Maids Across the Continent" by Katherine Stokes
It is peaceful and soothing, and might be called a pastorale.
"Stars of the Opera" by Mabel Wagnalls
Sonata (Pastorale), dedicated to M. Sonnenfells 28 D. 10.
"Life of Beethoven" by Anton Schindler
Scherzo and Finale from Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
It sounded like a Pastorale, and it held a call to which my whole being wildly responded.
"Ghosts I Have Seen" by Violet Tweedale
He called his production 'La Pastorale, premiere comedie francaise en musique.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
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In poetry:

At saeva e speculis tempus dea nacta nocendi,
Ardua tecta petit, stabuli et de culmine summo
Pastorale canit signum, cornuque recurvo
Tartaream intendit vocem, qua protinus omne
Contremuit nemus, et silvae intonuere profundae.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =First Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno

In news:

Ozawa and Company in a Perfect Setting, at Least for the 'Pastorale'.
The descriptive subtitle that Beethoven provided for the first movement of his "Pastorale" Symphony reads, in English translation, "Awakening of happy feelings upon reaching the countryside.
Ozawa and Company in a Perfect Setting, at Least for the ' Pastorale '.
The descriptive subtitle that Beethoven provided for the first movement of his " Pastorale " Symphony reads, in English translation, "Awakening of happy feelings upon reaching the countryside.
The pastorale LP is a rock'n'roll tradition.
Pastorale-Polonaise 8:01 Georg Philipp Telemann Heinz Holliger, oboe Buy Now.
Pastorale 12:07 Joseph Canteloube Lyon Opera Orchestra Kent Nagano Dawn Upshaw, soprano Buy Now.
Even the "modern" piece, Eric Ewazen's 1999 concerto for oboe and string orchestra titled "Down a River of Time," drifted in a pastorale mood.
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