Classical period definitons

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Caitlin Duncan February 2008 Theory IV Remley Definitions – Instrumental Forms 1. Sonata Allegro – also known as sonata form. Consists of an exposition (AB), development (C), and recapitulation (A´B´). 2. Rondo – five-part or seven-part. Contains a recurring “A” theme (ABABA or ABACABA). 3. Variation – piece of music which is a varied version of a well-known tune or of an original theme specially composed as basis for variations. 4. Three-Part Song – also known as ternary form. Consists of three major sections: and A section which states the theme, a B section which presents a contrasting theme, and a final A section which restates the opening theme. 5. Minuet and Trio – ABA form (minuet, trio, minuet). It is in a moderate triple meter that is often the third movement of the Classical sonata cycle. 6. Overture – and introductory movement for orchestra intended to introduce and opera, oratorio, or other dramatic vocal composition by presenting themes to be heard later in the composition. 7.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUSC 2540 taught by Professor Remley during the Spring '08 term at Samford.

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