Macaronic Composition refers to the mixing of notational
systems, sometimes whole passages of more than one musical language, most often
for comic or satiric effect though sometimes (and more recently) with serious
Strictly speaking, a macaronic composition (as with
Macaronic Verse in literature) in its original sense, entails not inserting
foreign notational systems but giving notation of the composer’s native tongue
the inflectional endings of another musical language.