- This heading is not qualified by medium of performance. For villancicos for a specific medium, an additional heading is assigned for the medium of performance, e.g. [Part songs, Spanish.]
- Part songs, Spanish
- Sacred songs--Spain
- Carols, Spanish
- found: New Grove dict. of mus. online, Mar. 25, 2002 (Spanish vernacular polyphonic musical and poetic form of the late 15th and early 16th century; in the second half of the 16th century devotional and religious themes gained in importance; became used increasingly for sacred compositions in the vernacular which were introduced into the liturgy on feast days; remained popular in both Spain and Latin America; has come to mean simply "Christmas carol.")
This heading is not qualified by medium of performance. For villancicos for a specific medium, an additional heading is assigned for the medium of performance, e.g. [Part songs, Spanish.]
- 2002-03-25: new
- 2010-09-08: revised
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