Noun(1) a musical composition that evokes rural life(2) a letter from a pastor to the congregation(3) a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds
Adjective(1) of or relating to a pastor(2) relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle(3) (used with regard to idealized country life
(1) Classy classical music in a verdant, pastoral setting - a nice alternative to the sweaty, heaving crowds of the Jazz Fest.(2) The costuming also highlights the pastoral , evoking a pre-industrial time which gives the piece a period drama feel and has the effect of turning the drama into a piece of escapism.(3) Strauss ties the pastoral pictures and puppy imagery of his experience to the dominant mode of medicine practiced in America - one that treats symptoms and not causes.(4) This is most evident in Sunset Song, the swelling overture to the Quair, the words rolling out like a pastoral symphony.(5) We encourage the moves currently afoot to create a single pastoral organisation covering sheep, cattle, deer, and goats, funded by a single levy.(6) Does it matter if one of her professors, himself a rabbi, teaches with an eye toward pastoral work?(7) The French countryside is still pastoral and not all of it is as intensively cultivated as ours.(8) There are also overtly romantic and pastoral images as well.(9) The distant modulation evokes the pastoral and, being thus an allusion, pleases those who recognise it.(10) His pastoral work, letters, and published prayers demonstrate his compassion for the sick, his ear for the troubled.(11) As part of her pastoral work with St James, she also carried out communion at three Clitheroe nursing homes, Castleford, Pendle Court and Clitheroe Nursing Home.(12) The pastoral countryside setting does have its contrasts.(13) On this moderate-to-strenuous trip, we'll walk the pastoral lowland glens along the banks of exquisite Loch Lomond to the great Scottish Highlands.(14) For over ten years his pastoral work was always marked by gentleness, thoughtfulness and sensitivity, especially to those in trouble.(15) Recalling the pastoral works of Homer Watson, her shots of rolling, sunbathed hills effectively showcase her background in still photography.(16) Outside the city, though, his work took on the very different character evident here, combining the lessons of Europe with the pastoral romanticism of Samuel Palmer.