a cappella
(Ah kah-PEL-lah)


[It., in the chapel style]


Choral or vocal music performed without instrumental accompaniment.

See also [Eng.] unaccompanied; [Fr.] sans instruments; [Fr.] style de chapelle; [Ger.] ohne Instrumente; [It.] a cappella; [It.] a-cappella.


Table of musical translations


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Palestrina: Missa in Festis Apostolorum I, "Agnus Dei"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 42
Ives: 67th Psalm
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 46
Morley: Those dainty daffadillies
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 25

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