The formes fixes stopped being used literally in music around the end of the fifteenth century, although their influence continued, and the poetic forms continued to be used by poets, especially the rondeau.
Sometimes forms from other countries and periods are referred to as formes fixes. These include the Italian fourteenth century madrigal and later ballata and barzelletta, the German bar form, Spanish 13th century cantiga, and the later canción, and villancico.
Fauvel Studies: Allegory, Chronicle, Music, and Image in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale De France, MS Français 146
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