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The notes or chords ending a section of music
Cadence
an improvised passage for the solist in the concerto, or sometimes in other works
Cadenza
music played by small groups, such as a string quartet or a piano trio
Chamber Music
a three movement work for an instrumental solist and orchestra
Classical Concerto
a large group of instruments playing together
Classical Orchestra
The concluding section of a piece or a movement, after the main elements of the form have been presented
Coda
the process of expanding themes and short motives into larger sections of music
Development
an eighteenth century genre of light instrumental music, designed for entertainment
Divertimento
teh first section of a fugue or a sonata for movement
Exposition
the technique of reducing a theme to fragmentary motives
Fragmentation
momophonic texture in which subtly different versions of a single melody are presented simultaneously
Heterophonic Texture
a musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidary sounds
Homophony
a popular 17th and 18th century dance in moderate triple meter; also a movement in sonata, symphony, etc. based on this dance
Minuet Form
an eighteenth century movement in the art returning to Greek and Roman models
Neoclassicism
Italian Comic Opera
Opera Buffo
the third section of a sonata - form movement
recapitulation
in sonata form, the passage leading from the end of the development section into the beginning of the recapitulation
Retransition
a musical form consisting of one main theme or tune alternating with themes or sections
Rondo