Words Dealing with Musical Compositions

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aria

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

bravura

1. piece of music requiring skill and spirit in the performer
2. display of dating or brilliancy

cantata

story or play set to music to be sung by a chorus, but not acted

concerto

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

duet

1. piece of music for two voices or instruments
2. two singers or players performing together; duo

finale

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

intermezzo

1. short musical or dramatic entertainment between the acts of a play
2. short musical composition between the main divisions of an extended musical work
3. short, independent 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 religion theme, for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra

scherzo

light or playful part of a sonata or symphony

solo

1. piece or music for one voice or instrument
2. 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

1. piece of music for three voices or instruments
2. three singers or players performing together

tutti

1. all (a directions for all the instruments and/or voices to perform together)
2. section of a musical composition performed by all the performers

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