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  • Kurt von Fischer
  •  and Gianluca D’Agostino


Poetic and musical genre, in use in Italy during the 14th and 15th centuries.

The earliest reference to the caccia in theoretical writings is found in an early 14th-century Venetian treatise (see Debenedetti, 1906–7, 1922). In this a genre called cacie sive incalci is discussed, whose text consists entirely of five- or seven-syllable lines, and which can be performed by several (up to five) singers in the manner of a voice-exchange canon (...

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