- exhibit little or no reference of musical ideas.
- They generally use new music for each stanza or line of text, the composer deveoped musical ideas at the dictate of the meaning of the text.
- commonly repeat the final section but interchange voice parts of equal compass and range
- 'April is in my Mistress' Face by Morley and Wilbye's 'Draw on Sweet Night' are fine examples of through-composed madrigals.
Strophic form madrigals in which-
- 2 or more verses are set to the same music
- they often include a fa-la-la refrain
- there are 2 clear sections in each verse-AB
- each section is repeated so the from becomes…