6 terms

Higher Music, Baroque

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basso continuo
A single bass line (for example cello) with a keyboard part (for example harpsichord) filling in the harmonies. Baroque
concerto grosso
A small group of soloists (concertino) contrasts with a larger group of instruments (ripieno). Baroque
concertino
The small group of soloists in a concerto grosso. Baroque
ripieno
The main group of instruments in a concerto grosso. Baroque
ritornello
Little return. In a concerto grosso, the ritornello is the main theme played by the ripieno. The ritornello may return frequently throughout the movement.
passacaglia
Variations over a ground bass.