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a section at the beginning of a com- position, immediately preceding the statement of a theme or of a principal part. more specifically a characteristic of instrumental rather than of purely vocal works.
follows a part, theme, or section.
a section at the end of a composition which comes immedi'atetlafter the last theme or part.
a connecting passage leading from one part or theme to another.
This is a connecting passage which leads to the return of a previously-heard part or theme.
section of some independence at the very
end of a work; it may conceivably appear as the last section of a coda.
is a passage in which. only a fragment of thematic or co~nter-thematic material is used.
a portion of a composition which is characterized by the use of a certain melody or by a particular kind of treatment.
This is a passage of some independence appearing between
a theme and its repetition or between two parts. It may be from one I
to eight or more measures in length.
the smallest unit of construction in music. Consisting of al least one characteristic rhythm and one characteristic interval, it may include as few as two tones or as many as twelve.
thematic particle and may consist of two or three figures, sometimes used as a synonym to figure
Generally a four-measure unit, exceptionally it may be shorter or longer. Shortest unit terminated by a cadence. Generally associated with one or more phrases. Structural basis of homophonic forms and utilized in polyphonic structures.
motive + motive
a unit of melodic organization made up of two balanced phrases in succession
consists of at least 4 phrases and is comprised of an antecedent group and a consequent group.
Its two balancing divisions are analogous, structurally, to the units which are combined to form larger patterns
three-part period. each part consisting of but a single phrase.
the material at the beginning of the first section returns, often shortened, after a contrasting phrase at the beginning of the second section.
This pattern, generally a sixteen-measure unit, is the smallest three-part song form.
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