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Music Term: Rondo

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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

Rondo


Definition and background:

Term referring to a form of composition in which the first section recurs after the second section is performed in an A-B-A style. Also, a rondo could have more sections, arranged: A-B-A-B-A, or A-B-A-C-A, etc. This form is found especially in compositions of the Baroque and Classical eras. a musical form in which a certain section returns repeatedly, interspersed with other sections: ABACA is a typical structurea form in which a passage of music is repeated between other, differing sections. A typical rondo comprises the pattern abacada, etc. in which "a" is the recurrent section. The rondo form has been employed by many great composers


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