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Definition and background:

The tapered stick used by the conductor to define the beat of the music. Also the large ornamented tapered rod or mace used by a drum major in a marching band or military band. a slender rod that the conductor uses to instruct the orchestra. The French refer to it as a baguette

For more information on the music term "Baton" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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

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