Abruzzo regional songs
The musical tradition of Abruzzo is very rich and varied, and its long history has been influenced mainly by the folk cultures of southern Italy and the Mediterranean area, though the Aquilan territory, developed a slightly different culture under the influence of the nearby Lazio region.
Beyond the "saltarella" and the "stornelli", which are the most popular forms of expression, there are children's songs, lullabies, nursery rhymes, serenades as the many celebrated "partenze" (= departures of the bride). There are the songs or lyrical love, tunes sung during the olive harvest and processing of flax, there are the ballads and songs of prayer.
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