Cantilena



a simple, lyric, melodic passage for voice or instrument.
Historical Examples

Corleone F. Marion Crawford
Contemporary American Composers Rupert Hughes
Essentials in Conducting Karl Wilson Gehrkens
A Popular History of the Art of Music W. S. B. Mathews
Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work Stephen Samuel Stratton
Modern Spanish Lyrics Various
Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I Hester Lynch Piozzi

noun
a smooth flowing style in the writing of vocal music

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