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pas·to·rale

 (păs′tə-räl′, -răl′, -rä′lē, pä′stə-)
n. pl. pas·to·ra·li (-rä′lē) or pas·to·rales
1. An instrumental or vocal composition with a tender melody in a moderately slow rhythm, suggestive of traditional shepherds' music and idyllic rural life.
2. A dramatic performance or opera, popular in the 1500s and 1600s, that was based on a rural theme or subject.

[Italian, of herdsmen, pastorale, from Latin pāstōrālis; see pastoral.]
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pastorale

(ˌpæstəˈrɑːl)
n, pl -rales
1. (Music, other) a composition evocative of rural life, characterized by moderate compound duple or quadruple time and sometimes a droning accompaniment
2. (Music, other) a musical play based on a rustic story, popular during the 16th century. Also (archaic): pastourelle
[C18: Italian, from Latin: pastoral]
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pas•to•rale

(ˌpæs təˈrɑl, -ˈræl, -ˈrɑ li, -leɪ)

n., pl. -rales, -ra•li (-ˈrɑ li)
1. an opera or cantata with a pastoral subject.
2. a piece of music suggestive of pastoral life.
[1715–25; < Italian, n. use of pastorale pastoral]
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Noun1.pastorale - a musical composition that evokes rural lifepastorale - a musical composition that evokes rural life
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
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Translations

pastorale

n (Mus) → Pastorale f
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Enjoy a variety of classical piano: Pastorale and Fantasy Impromptu, plus vocals "Santa Lucia," "O Sole Mio" and "Over the Rainbow."
C'est cette ambivalence, cet amour anxieux, exigeant et parfois desespere qui le distingue des autres tenants de la pastorale americaine – les Mailer, les Malamud, les Bellow.
Le projet de decret NA 2.18.78 relatif aux conditions, formes et modalites d'attribution des autorisations de la transhumance pastorale, en application des articles 24 et 27 de la loi 113.13 sur la transhumance pastorale, la gestion et l'amenagement des espaces pastoraux a ete egalement presente et adopte lors de cette session du Conseil de l'Executif.
68 ('Pastorale'), and the fourth movement of Symphony no.
The Pastorale: 26 Pieces Composed in the Pastorale Tradition, edited and arranged for piano by Nicholas Hopkins.
Le nombre le plus eleve de cas de brucellose est enregistre generalement, durant la periode printaniere (les mois de mars, avril et mai), caracterisee par une forte consommation de lait cru, notamment dans les regions a vocation pastorale a-t-il ajoute.
L'edizione bilingue del dramma pastorale di Torelli Benedetti, il primo a opera di una donna, rappresenta una fondamentale aggiunta alia serie "The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe" e, come spiegano le curatrici nell'introduzione, un contributo alio studio comparatistico della scrittura femminile della prima eta moderna (1).
The repertoire will include Muzio Clementi's Minuetto Pastorale, Symphony No.