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Epithalmion

Type:  

Structure, Subject

 
Description: 

A wedding song originally composed in three movements:

  1. Sung at the chamber door congratulating the bride and groom and urging them on to combat and muffle the sounds of said marital mambo.
  2. Sung to refresh the "combatants" later in the night.
  3. Sung in the morning to congratulate them, urge a truce until the next evening, instructing them in their marital duties, etc.

 
Schematic: 
Varies, other than its having the three sections or
strophes.
 
See Also:  

Genethliacum, Prothalamion

 
Status: 

Complete

 

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