rondeau
(rahn-DOE)


[Fr.]


Medieval and Renaissance style of courtly love song. The music was derived from the rotundellum, which was a circle dance. The definitive characteristic of the rondeau was its structure: A-B-a-A-a-b-A-B. The upper case "A" represents a refrain or a repeat of music and text, and the lower case "a" represents a repeat of music with different text.


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