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coda (refer to form)
Italian for "tail" a final and concluding section of a musical composition. May be found in multiple forms.
devlopment (refer to sonata-allegro form)
the center most portion of sonata allegro form, in which the thematic material of the exposition is developed and extended, transformed, or reduced to its essence. It is often the most confrontational and unstable section of the movement. That means the keys modulate more frequently and melodic materail is not always stated in completion
exposition
IN SONATA-ALLEGRO form, the principle section in which all thematic material is presented
fugato
a short fugue set in some other musical form like sonata-allegro or theme and variations
Kochel number
Mozart's catalog numbers
Minuet
in the classical symphony genre, usually the third movement. Often paired with a TRIO. In performance, the minuet is repeated after the trio.
Recapitulation
in sonata allegro form, the return to the first theme (melody) and the tonic key (harmony) following the development
relative major
the major key in a pair of major-minor keys, relative keys have the same key signature. This relates to sonata allegro form in which the second theme of the exposition is often in the relative key.
retransition
in sonata allegro form, at the end of the development section where the tonality (key) often becomes stabilized on the dominant in preparation for the return of the tonic (and first theme) at the beginning of the recapitulation.
serenade
an instrumental work for a small ensemble originally intended as light entertainment for the evening. Often uses same forms at symphony works.
ex: Mozarts "A Little Night Music"
sonata allegro form
a dramatic musical form of the Classic and Romantic periods involving an exposition, development and recapitulation, with optional introduction and coda.
transition (bridge)
in sonata-allegro form the unstable section in which the tonality changes from tonic to dominant (or relative major) in preparation for the appearance of the second theme.
trio
a brief self-contained composition contrasting with a previous piece like a minuet. Also a group of three musicians.