Meaning of sonata da chiesa

so•na•ta da chie•sa

Pronunciation: (su-nä'tu du kē-ā'zuIt.sô-nä'tä dä kye'zä), [key]
  1. an instrumental musical form, common in the Baroque period, that usually consists of four movements alternating between slow and fast.
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