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Vocabulary: Italian Words Part 5

Words Dealing With Musical Compositions
STUDY
PLAY
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