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1. A song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak.
2. A poem or song of or about lovers separating at dawn.

[French, from Old French albade, from Old Provençal albada, from alba, dawn, aubade, from Latin, feminine of albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]


(French obad)
1. (Poetry) a song or poem appropriate to or greeting the dawn
2. (Music, other) a song or poem appropriate to or greeting the dawn
3. (Classical Music) a romantic or idyllic prelude or overture
[C19: from French, from Old Provençal aubada (unattested), from auba dawn, ultimately from Latin albus white]



music suitable to greeting the dawn or the morning.
[1670–80; < French, Middle French]


A poem that greets or evokes the dawn.
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However, some of the less common ones retain the pronunciation of -ade as -ahd, such as ballade, aubade, roulade and couvade, giving a definitely borrowed feel to them.
Whether, in a brief glimpse, a terrible and abiding truth is revealed; or whether, as seems more plausible, death and the sun both stare at us and, as Philip Larkin puts it in his great poem Aubade, 'the mind blanks at the glare' (Larkin, 1988), all societal questions, issues and 'imperatives' may just then seem rather absurd, empty, futile.
The film begins as a misty aubade on the palace grounds, as the eponymous monarch surveys the formal gardens from his wheelchair, but then retreats into the twilight sanctum of his bedchamber for the remaining two hours.
In November, Ensemble Aubade (Bloom, flute, with viola and harp), gave the premiere of Oxygen Footprint by Karl Henning (2016, written for Aubade) at the Friends of Music Stamford, New York, and the ensemble toured Massachusetts, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, celebrating the centennial of Arnold Bax's Elegiac Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp (1916) and Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp (first performed in November 1916).
Each aubade demonstrates a changing relationship with the light and land, from a dawn like a "botched dye job" one day and "open[ing] like a suitcase," another.
Ensemble Aubade will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the magnificent Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy.
4]) from Le roi d'ys by Edouard Lalo is a charming aubade (a morning love song, as opposed to a serenade, which is an evening love song) about lovers separating at dawn.
The concerts will also bring to our ear Aubade, concerto choreographique for piano and 18 instruments by Francis Poulenc.
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Three more contemplative studies - Aubade, Gaudi and Mosaic - complete a thoroughly stimulating release, authoritatively played (of course) and well recorded.
Form as Content/Fictional Representation --nocturne, elegy, aubade, epithalamion, pastoral, etc.
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