Definition and background:
A composition that concludes a larger composition. Also, a composition performed at the end of a church service as the congregation leaves.Is played at the end of a piece and indicates, in particular, the additional piano phrases that may appear at the end of a song, after the singer has stopped. the word is more widely used to describe the closing section of a work or to indicate a piece of music to be played as the conclusion of some ceremony, the opposite of a prelude.
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