Definition of serenata
: an 18th century secular cantata of a dramatic character usually composed in honor of an individual or event
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Scarlatti’s Baroque serenata is a short entertainment for two voices and small musical ensemble meant to be performed in the home or garden of an aristocratic family.
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Origin and Etymology of serenata
First Known Use: circa 1724See Words from the same year
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