A man can sing a 'cantilena' in the fields, but in church it is the women who sing.
At the first cantilena on the strings I nearly jumped out of my seat.
The question therefore comes to this: Does the sustained, the cantilena, predominate, or the rhythmical movement?
The cantabile slow movement, modeled somewhat after the Italian cantilena, was his.
The second movement in six-eight rhythm, is another specimen of the Italian cantilena.
A similar freely riming poem in lines of seven syllables is Villegas' cantilena (p. 17).
Unfortunately, the cantilena in the second number still points backward.
Almost any really good melodic line, especially a cantilena, will sound with a fitting harmonic development.
The accent here too is perfectly pleasing, intelligible, and expressive; and I like their cantilena vastly.