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Music Term: Bagatelle

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Bagatelle


Definition and background:

A short composition in a light vein and in no specific form, often for piano. The term was first used by Fran'ois Couperin in 1717. A short light or whimsical piece, usually written for piano.


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