Choose whichever definition you want to of 'pastoral' when listening and watching this video of Beethoven's 6th symphony called the "Pastoral Symphony". If you have the time, there are some nice scenic pictures in the video.
1 a: (1): of, relating to, or composed of shepherds or herdsmen; (2): devoted to or based on livestock raising
- b: of or relating to the countryside : not urban pastoral setting> idyllic
- c: portraying or expressive of the life of shepherds or country people especially in an idealized and conventionalized manner <pastoral poetry>
- d: pleasingly peaceful and innocent :
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2 a: of or relating to spiritual care or guidance especially of a congregation
- b: of or relating to the pastor of a church