Siciliano

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Siciliano

 

a popular, 17th-century instrumental or vocal piece similar to the pastorale, in 6/8 or 12/8 time, often with a dotted rhythm and usually in a minor key. Its Sicilian origins have not been substantiated.

Vocal sicilianos were frequently included in Italian operas and cantatas. Fast sicilianos were often dance-like songs similar to the gigue. Far more common were the slow sicilianos, both vocal (in Handel’s operas) and instrumental (Handel, J. S. Bach, and W. F. Bach). The siciliano was revived in the later works of Haydn and Mozart.

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Siciliano gross revenues in 2007 (not audited) reached approximately R$ 156 million, with R$ 151 million from its retailing operations and R$ 5 million from its publishing business, which include publications under the Arx, Futura, Caramelo and Arxjovem brand names.
Siciliano was founded in 1928 by Pedro Siciliano and, in the early years, sold only newspapers and magazines.