stile antico

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noun sti·le an·ti·co \ˈstē-lā-än-ˈtē-kō\

Definition of stile antico

  1. :  the standard polyphonic style of 16th-century church music especially as employed in the 17th century Most Spanish composers defended the purity and aptness of the stile antico for sacred texts. — Julie Anne Sadie, Companion to Baroque Music, 1998 — compare stile moderno

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First Known Use of stile antico

1897


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