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Serenade Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
  • a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
  • sing and play for somebody; "She was serenaded by her admirers"

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  • a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form ,
  • a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

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Serenade Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In music, a serenade (or sometimes serenata) is a song or piece of music which is sung or played in someone’s honour. The word comes from the Latin "serenare" meaning: "to make calm".

In the Middle Ages and Renaissance a serenade was usually a song which was sung by a lover underneath the window of his sweetheart in a country such as Spain. The lover may accompany himself on a guitar. This kind of serenade is often seen in operas, e.g. Mozart’s Don Giovanni . There is also a verb: to serenade, e.g. “the lover was serenading his sweetheart”.

In the Baroque period a serenade was a type of cantata performed outdoors, in the evening, with singers and various musical instrumentas. Composers who wrote this kind of serenade include Alessandro Stradella and Alessandro Scarlatti.



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  • The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport Announce: Ballet “b.21” at Opera House ...
    20th-century masterpiece “Serenade” by George Balanchine, “Alltag (Uraufführung)” by Hans van Manen, and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2” set to dance by Martin Schläpfer are the three pieces in “b.21,” which premiers at Düsseldorf’s Opera House on October 17, 2014. (PRWeb September 30, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/rele Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'
  • Anton Bruckner: ‘Adagio’ from String Quartet in F major Antonín Dvorák: Serenade in E major for Strings , Op. 22
    The National Arts Centre Orchestra continued its ‘Vienna Festival’ with a unique, indeed extraordinary program which might be described as ‘chamber music for orchestra’ and described as such, from a range of perspectives. Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'
  • Runway Rock: Elie Saab's Stevie Nicks Serenade
    Though the designer's spring 2015 catwalk conjured the Italian Coast, his soundtrack was decidedly California. Read more on this news related to 'Serenade'

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