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Pastoral can refer to:
- Pastoralism, pastoral farming
- Pastoral, the lifestyle of shepherds, and also a genre of literature, music and visual art
Uses of "pastoral" related to the primary meanings above include:
- In literature:
- In music:
- Pastoral pipes is a bagpipe developed in the 18th-19th century in Britain and Ireland (see List of European folk music traditions) that became the Uilleann pipes.
- Beethoven's 6th Symphony is known as the "Pastoral Symphony"
- Piano Sonata No. 15 written by Ludwig van Beethoven was dubbed "Pastoral" by his publisher
- Pastoral (song), a song by The Jesus Lizard from their 1990 album Head
- In flower cultivation:
- Pastoral flower, cultivated flower originally a meadow flower
- In Christian theological or ecclesiastical contexts:
- "Pastoral" can refer to the professional role of a Pastor or other Christian clergy
- Pastoral care, the practice of care and counselling by a teacher or minister of religion
- Pastoral Care or Pastoral Rule, a book written by Pope Gregory I in 591
- Pastoral letter, an open letter addressed by a bishop to the clergy or laity of his diocese
- Crosier, or pastoral staff
- Relating to work with livestock:
- Pastoral dog, any dog that assists humans in managing livestock
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