sonata da chiesa

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noun sonata da chie·sa \-dä-kē-ˈā-zə\

Definition of sonata da chiesa

plural

sonatas da chiesa

  1. :  a musical composition of the 17th and 18th centuries for one or more instruments with continuo in several movements of contrasting character probably intended especially for performance in church —called also church sonata

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Origin and Etymology of sonata da chiesa

Italian, literally, church sonata


First Known Use: circa 1731


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