The “Baccanale” is a genre of traditional Italian choral song without instrumental accompaniment. In most cases it is sung by two tenors and a bass. Most of the anonymous song are in a straightforward, homophonic-syllabic style. These songs are often at carnival time and are jocular in content, with a playful, ironic touch and they contain many erotic allusions. In addition to the Italian text of the 12 settings, sometimes in dialect, German singing texts are also included.
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