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Classical era

sonata-allegro form used often in first and last movements of a sonata - exposition, development, recapitulation
sonata-rondo form a more complex form with ABA exposition, C development, ABA recapitulation
sonata cycle the three or four movements of a sonata; typically fast/ grand for the first, slower and reflective for the second, playful if a third, fast for a finale. Used for symphonies, sonatas and concertos.
cyclical structure where each of several movements contains a shared element, tying them more closely together
Viennese school the group of composers working in Vienna mid-end eighteenth century; particularly Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
absolute music music with no other associations e.g. no story line or word painting
rondo a form rather like ritornello, with the A section coming back after new sections; usually ABACA
rocket theme an ascending arpeggio beginning a piece
binary a musical form with sections A,B
ternary a musical form with sections A and B followed by a repeat of A.
rounded binary a musical form with A ending on the dominant; and B, which contains some of section A but not an exact repeat.
motif, motive a short musical pattern used to build a melody or theme
Created by: tdaniell