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Pastorale   Listen
noun
Pastorale  n.  
1.
(Mus.) A composition in a soft, rural style, generally in 6-8 or 12-8 time.
2.
A kind of dance; a kind of figure used in a dance.






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"Pastorale" Quotes from Famous Books



... brown suggest an atmosphere of early autumn, while delicate or vivid greens give thoughts of spring and luscious summer. Certain pieces of Mozart seem to bring before us the rich greens of a summer landscape; the Fantaisie in C minor, and the Pastorale Varie are ...
— Piano Mastery - Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers • Harriette Brower

... enchantment." The disciples were "ces petits comites de bonnes gens," very simple, very credulous, and like their country full of a "sentiment gai et tendre de la vie," and of an "imagination riante." Everything is spoken of as "delicious"—"delicieuse pastorale," "delicieuse beaute," "delicieuses sentences," "delicieuse theologie d'amour." Among the "tender and delicate souls of the North"—it is not quite thus that Josephus describes the Galileans—was set up an "aimable communisme." Is it possible to imagine a more extravagant distortion than the ...
— Occasional Papers - Selected from The Guardian, The Times, and The Saturday Review, - 1846-1890 • R.W. Church



Words linked to "Pastorale" :   composition, idyll, opus, piece, piece of music, idyl, pastoral



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