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a short composition designed to epress a definite mood or programmatic idea
character piece
an instrumental form consisting of several contrasting dance movements in the same key and binary form. The 4 basic movements are: allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue
baroque suite
a sung drama; a stage work whise actions and conversations are given to solo singers and choruses accompanied by instruments
opera
music for a small ensemble with one performer per part
chamber music
a somata for orchestra usually in 4 movements; the chief orchestral form of the Classical and Romantic periods
symphony
a sonata for solo instrument and orchestra, usually in 3 movements
concerto
a contrapuntal composition or process based on a theme which is stated at the beginning in one voice/part alone, then imitated by the other voices or parts in close succession; this theme reappears throughout the peice in various keys and in one voice/part or another
fugue
(1600-1750)
Required:
J.S. Bach
Handel

Additional:
Purcell
Soler
Baroque Period
(1900-Present)
Required:
Bartok
Prokofiev

Additional:
Barber
Scott
Modern Period
(1820-1900)
Required:
R. Schumann
Chopin

Additional:
Brahms
Grieg
Romantic Period
(1750-1820)
Required:
W.A. Mozart
Haydn

Additional:
Turk
Weber
Classical Period
Myra Hess

Earl Wild
Concert Pianists
a form consisting of 2 sections; AB
binary form
a form consisting of 3 sections; ABA
tenary form
a study; a piece designed to help the performer develop his technical abilitied generally in one particular area
etude
a form in which the theme or tune is followed by a number of varied versions
themes and veriations
a graceful courtly dance of frech origin in 3 meter
4
minuet
a form developed during the classical period; usually occurs as the first movement of a sonata or other intrumental composition; consists of 3 principal sections: Expostion, Development, Recapitulation
sonata allegro form
a composition usually for solo intstrument, consisting of 2 to 4 independant movements in contrasting moods, keys, tempos and forms
sonata
a short toccata; akeyboard composition emphasizing technical virtuosity
toccantina
a composiotion in which the them returns repeatedly after the presentation of contrasting interludes; ABAC. It is often used for the last movement of a classical sonata, concerto or symphony
rondo
the third section of sonata allegro form. Thematic material initally heard in the exposition is restated in the tonic key
recapitulation
a short piece in contrapuntal style, often developing a single motice in 2 or more voices
invention
the closing section sometimes added as a rounding off rather than an integreal part of the form
coda
the middle section of sonata allegro form. Thematic material of the exposition is developed. New themes and keys may be introduced
development
a piece written to be played as an introduction, i.e. before a church service or before another composition, particularly a fugue or suite; a title used in 19th century compositions by Chopin and other for expressive piano pieces
prelude
the first section of sonata allegro form, consistiong of 2 contrasting themes, the first in the tonic key, the second usually in the dominant if the tonic is major, or the relative major if the tonic is minor
exposition
a dance in triple meter with a strong emphasis on the down beat
waltz
a self-contained section of a larger composition
movement
a small sonata consisting of 1-4 movements
sonatina