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