gondola song

views updated

gondola song.
1. A barcarolle type of comp., supposed to recall the singing of Venetian gondoliers at their work. It is generally in 6/8 or other compound time.

2. Name given by Mendelssohn to 3 of his Songs without words (No.6 in G minor, No.12 in F♯ minor, and No.29 in A minor), and also to another pf. piece, Auf einer Gondel (On a Gondola) in A major, 1837.