Serenata


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Serenata

 

a vocal composition with an instrumental (usually orchestral) accompaniment. Works of this type were written in 17th-and 18th-century Western Europe in honor of court ceremonies. The serenata was similar to the opera and the ceremonial cantata.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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