Serenata

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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.

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1700); a cantata for soprano and continuo (Ode Elegiecal on the Death of Mrs Arabella Hunt), published in 1706, and three serenatas for voices and instruments (1707-1714).
(9.) Johann Sigismund Kusser, Two Serenatas for the Dublin Court, Aura Musicale, Balazs Mate, conductor.