Vocabulary: Italian Words Part 5

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Words Dealing With Musical Compositions

aria

air, melody, or tune; especially, an elaborate, accompanied melody for a single voice in an opera

bravura

piece of music requiring skill and spirit in the performer

bravura

display of daring or brilliance

cantata

composite vocal and instrumental work, as one for soloists and chorus accompanied by a small orchestra

concerto

long musical composition for one or more principal instruments with orchestral accompaniment

duet

piece of music for two voices or instruments

duet

two singers or players performing together; duo

finale

close or termination, as the last section of a musical composition

intermezzo

short musical or dramatic entertainment between the acts of a play

intermezzo

short musical piece either standing as an independent work or coming between the main parts of an extended musical composition

libretto

text or words of an opera or other long musical composition

opera

play mostly sung, with costumes, scenery, action, and music

oratorio

musical composition, usually on a religious theme, for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra

scherzo

light or playful part of a sonata or symphony

solo

piece of music for one voice or instrument

solo

anything done without a partner

sonata

piece of music (for one or two instruments) having three or four movements in contrasted rhythms but related tonality

trio

piece of music for three voices or instruments

trio

three singers or players performing together

tutti

all (a direction for all the instruments or voices to perform together)

tutti

section of a musical composition played by all the performers

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