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A form of Italian comic or amorous song, especially from the 15th and 16th centuries.
- ‘The melodic line of the typical frottola has small range and many repeated notes.’
- ‘The student will have learned that during this period, four-part frottole, chanson, and lieder are often performed as voice and lute duets.’
- ‘Some of the frottole were printed with text in all vopices, suggesting fully vocal performance, a previously unknown practice in Italian Renaissance music.’
- ‘He remained in business for the next twenty years, printing volumes of French chansons, Italian frottole, and Latin masses and motets.’
- ‘The next evolutionary step was the Neapolitan villanella, which differed from the frottola in being unaccompanied.’
Italian, literally fib, tall story.
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