AP Music Theory: Other terms
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Originally an air, a song/tune; sung by single song with/without accompaniment.Now taken to mean a lyric song for solo voice generally having two contrasting parts (I and II), ending with a literal or elaborated repeat of part I.
a song, usually featuring a literary poetic text, written for performance outside popular- and folk-music traditions.
a composition for a solo instrument and orchestra. Concertos often consist of three movements, arranged fast-slow-fast (following a formal pattern similar to the three-movement sonata).
a composition or part of a composition that features a number of voices (usually three or four) entering one after another in imitation, after which each continues independently but in accordance with the rules of counterpoint.
any piece of music played or sung between the movements of a larger composition
a drama set to music, usually sung throughout, originating in 17th century Italy. Opera is a combination of music, drama, scenery, costumes, dance, etc., to create a complete art form.
* an instrumental composition intended to introduce a larger composition or set of compositions.
* A short composition for piano.
* A composition which establishes the key for a composition that immediately follows.
A composition that concludes a larger composition. Also, a composition performed at the end of a church service as the congregation leaves.
a multimovement composition for piano or a solo-line instrument (usually with keyboard accompaniment), typically in three or four movements. The first movement is almost always in sonata form.
a group of four solo performers (usually two violin performers, a viola performer, and a cellist) who perform together on stringed instruments as chamber ensemble. Also, the music which they perform.
large composition for orchestra, generally in three or four movements. The symphony may also be defined as a sonata for orchestra.