The National Music Of The World

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such revels as the beauties of the ' Decameron'held, when by aid of lute and pipe and tiorba, Fiordelisa and Pampinea and their gay company beguiled the time of pestilence. Such life as existed was not to be found in the Carol—to admit that word as a cor­ruption of corale or church chant—so much as in the Ballad, which again is derived from ballata—a song with dance. Among the first specimens in which traces of form occur are the fal-lal-la burdens, danced as well as sung. In this specimen, the well-known one by Gastoldi, which Eurney printed (observe, in triple time), something of the flow of modern Italian melody is prophesied.
That was a great day for national Italian music, when the church and the stage parted company; when the people ceased to be contented with Biblical histories and mysteries acted in places of public

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