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Music Vocabulary (Classical Period)

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tutti
all together
rondo
ABACABA
sonata allegro form
exposition, development, and recapitulation
exposition
main theme
development
a process by which a musical idea is communicated in the course of a composition
recapitulation
one of the sections of a movement written in sonata form
coda
the concluding passage of a piece or movement
minuet
a movement in 3/4 time that is usually in the third, but sometimes the second, of a four-movement symphony or string quartet
scherzo
a vigorous, light, or playful composition, typically comprising a movement in a symphony or sonata
symphony
an extended musical composition for orchestra in several movements, typically four
concerto
a piece usually composed in three parts or movements
sonata
a piece played as opposed to a cantata, which is a piece sung