Stile antico (It.: ‘old style’)
- Stephen R. Miller
A term signifying a historically-conscious approach to composition, especially the use of elements of Renaissance style in later, usually sacred, works. The term has been applied to music from many historical periods, from the end of the 16th century to the 20th.
Stile antico generally indicates the presence of ‘old-fashioned’ features associated with Renaissance polyphony, such as ...