Definitions for "Canzona"
A song which is outside the general dramatic action, in other words, a song within a sung drama. Examples include the Canzone del Salce (the Willow Song) in Verdi's Otello, and the Veil Song in Verdi's Don Carlos.
an important Italian instrumental form of the C16 and C17, evolved from the French chanson, and precursor of the C18 sonata.
(1) 16th/17th century instrumental genre in the manner of a French polyphonic chanson, characterized by the juxtaposition of short contrasting sections (2) term applied to any of several types of secular vocal music.
Canzona (also canzone) is a poetic form, and a type of musical composition.