What Is Madrigalism? When Did It Become Popular In Music History?


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Karl Sagan answered

As I know, madrigalism is a way that a composer can break the rules and expectations in order to serve the dramatic needs, and I can tell you that in some cases, it can have a great effect. Recently, I started to notice that some underground artists use that effect, and I even downloaded some of the works with from youtube because they're pretty interesting, so I recommend you learn more about it.

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Madrigalisms are devices used in madrigals to enhance or portray the text.  They can also be referred to as text paintings or imitations.  For example, if a word in the text talks about flying a musical passage will have notes running up.  If the text says alone, only one voice will sing.  If there is speak of darkness the scoring will generally be low.  This became popular in music history during the main output of madrigals: 16th century mainly around the years 1540 to a little after the turn of the century where the Baroque period started.

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