One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dance, song, or instrumental piece in 6/8 or 12/8 time, typically in a minor key, and evoking a pastoral mood.
- ‘It was a type of instrumental or vocal work resembling the siciliano, generally in 6/8 or 12/8 time and often suggesting a rustic or bucolic subject by the imitation of the drone of a shepherd's bagpipe or musette.’
- ‘The siciliana or siciliano is a musical form often included as a movement within larger pieces of music starting in the Baroque period.’
Italian, literally ‘Sicilian’.
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