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sonata da chiesa

[suh-nah-tuh duh kee-ey-zuh; Italian saw-nah-tah dah kye-zah] /səˈnɑ tə də kiˈeɪ zə; Italian sɔˈnɑ tɑ dɑ ˈkyɛ zɑ/
noun
1.
an instrumental musical form, common in the Baroque period, that usually consists of four movements alternating between slow and fast.
Origin of sonata da chiesa
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Italian: literally, sonata of the church
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