A pastoral lifestyle (see pastoralism) is that of shepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasturage. It lends its name to a genre of literature, art and music that depicts such life in an idealized manner, typically for urban audiences. A pastoral is a work of this genre.

An alternative word for pastoral as a genre, both in adjectival and noun form, is bucolic, from the Greek βουκόλος, meaning a cowherd.

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Concierto Pastoral
... The Concierto pastoral is a concerto for flute and orchestra by Joaquín Rodrigo ... The concerto is in three movements, the second of which is the source of the name "pastoral" Allegro Adagio Rondo (allegro) The first and third movements ...
Shropshire & Wrekin Catholic Region - Shropshire Pastoral Region
... restructing by Bishop Brian Noble these were merged to form the Shropshire Pastoral Area ... Regional Dean Cannon Stephan Coonan Region Pastoral Area Parishes/Mass Centres Primary Schools Secondary Schools Hospitals Other Chaplaincies A LPA 1 Shrewsbury Cathedral ...
A Crystal Age - Genre - Pastoral
... of, technological progress, and favored a return to an agrarian simplicity these "pastoral utopias" included William Morris's News from Nowhere (1891) and the "Altrurian trilogy" of ... Hudson's A Crystal Age belongs securely in the latter category of pastoral utopia ...
Pastoral Theory
... years, a range of writers have worked on theorizing the nature of pastoral ... George Puttenham was one of the first Pastoral theorists ... The Pastoral, he writes, has a didactic duty to “contain and enforme morall discipline for the amendment of mans behaviour” ...
Stanbridge Earls School - Pastoral Care and Houses
... The school has a multi-layered system of pastoral care ... Regular tutor meetings are also a feature of the pastoral provision ...

Famous quotes containing the word pastoral:

    Et in Arcadia ego.
    [I too am in Arcadia.]
    Anonymous, Anonymous.

    Tomb inscription, appearing in classical paintings by Guercino and Poussin, among others. The words probably mean that even the most ideal earthly lives are mortal. Arcadia, a mountainous region in the central Peloponnese, Greece, was the rustic abode of Pan, depicted in literature and art as a land of innocence and ease, and was the title of Sir Philip Sidney’s pastoral romance (1590)