sonata da chiesa

noun
sonata da chie·​sa | \ -dä-kē-ˈā-zə How to pronounce sonata da chiesa (audio) \
plural sonatas da chiesa

Definition of sonata da chiesa

: 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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First Known Use of sonata da chiesa

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sonata da chiesa

Italian, literally, church sonata

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The first known use of sonata da chiesa was circa 1731

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“Sonata da chiesa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sonata%20da%20chiesa. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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