[kan-zoh-nuh; Italian kahn-tsaw-nah]
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Another time the queen of the day, Emilia, invites Dioneo to sing a canzona.
He sang stanzas glorifying the bride and her husband, and the muses responded with a canzona in nine parts.
Its birthplace was Italy; the canzona of Frescobaldi and his compeers was the parent of the fugue.Music in the History of the Western Church
- a type of 16th- or 17th-century contrapuntal music, usually for keyboard, lute, or instrumental ensemble
C19: from Italian, from Latin cantiō song, from canere to sing
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