Definition and background:
A passage within a composition of sonata form which resembles a coda, but occurs at the end of the exposition rather than at the end of the composition. In a fugue, a codetta is the linking passage between the entries of the subject or theme. a small coda, but usually applied to a passage appended to a section of a movement, not to a whole movement
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