musical composition

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Noun1.musical composition - a musical work that has been createdmusical composition - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
morceau - a short literary or musical composition
sheet music - a musical composition in printed or written form; "she turned the pages of the music as he played"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical arrangement, arrangement - a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
realisation, realization - a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
coda, finale - the closing section of a musical composition
intermezzo - a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
allegro - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
allegretto - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
andante - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
introit - a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
solo - a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)
duette, duo, duet - a musical composition for two performers
trio - a musical composition for three performers
quartette, quartet - a musical composition for four performers
quintet, quintette - a musical composition for five performers
sextet, sextette, sestet - a musical composition written for six performers
septette, septet - a musical composition written for seven performers
octette, octet - a musical composition written for eight performers
bagatelle - a light piece of music for piano
divertimento, serenade - a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
canon - a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
etude - a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity
idyl, pastoral, pastorale, idyll - a musical composition that evokes rural life
toccata - a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
fantasia - a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
movement - a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
largo - (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
larghetto - (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
suite - a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
symphonic poem, tone poem - an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
medley, pastiche, potpourri - a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
nocturne, notturno - a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
adagio - (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully); "they played the adagio too quickly"
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
study - a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
capriccio - an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation
motet - an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century
program music, programme music - musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
incidental music - music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
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For example, there is no background information regarding editorial decisions, nor suggestions for historically appropriate interpretations, explanations of composers' compositional technique for the keyboard, descriptions of represented genres or even realizations of ornaments.
Among his most important works are symphonies of monumental orchestration and construction that resemble the compositional technique of Arthur Honegger (1892-1955) or Dmitrii Shostakovich (1906-1975).
Nketia's work to reconcile the melodic and rhythmic elements of folk music with contemporary music spurred a new kind of compositional technique for African musicians and academics worldwide.
In particular, his careful delineation of the five phases of Part's oeuvre reminds us that performance technique should also account for compositional technique. Recordings, particularly those on the ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) label, generally are Part-approved, but Shenton reminds the reader about the views of Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, who warned that music loses an essential sonic dimension when put to tape.
In this article, we'll look at how repetition can be used as a powerful compositional technique that is highly capable of provoking the viewer's curiosity, creating movement and tension in a photograph, and establishing its overall visual impact.
Wadada's own compositional technique called ahkreanvention is based on creating music through composition and improvisation simultaneously.
Domenico Pietropaolo's monograph consists of seven well-connected chapters providing a comprehensive study of the nature and significance of improvisation, with a zeroed-in focus on the latter as a compositional technique that governs commedia dell'arte using an effective language flow that engages scholars as well as less specialized leadership.
The most interesting are probably Tiefenbach s settings of nursery rhymes, which are witty but make no claim to being on the leading edge of compositional technique. Perhaps the disc's material is a useful source for students in the early stage of their singing careers, and one or two of the pieces might be welcome as part of a recital programme might be welcome.
The audience was forewarned that this compositional technique would make the piece sound "different" and that we should "go with the flow." The Quartet is based on the melody, Amazing Grace, which was clearly heard in the statement of the theme and the first few variations, although the harmonic structure was definitely unusual.
"The author has used a "collage" or "patchwork" compositional technique, and this level of dependence on extant pieces of Coptic text is more plausibly attributed to a modern author, with limited facility in Coptic, than to an ancient one.
On his return from visiting Carl, as an afterthought to an improvisation test the monarch had set him, JS Bach sent Frederick one of the most compendious scores of compositional technique ever penned, The Musical Offering (not just any old Musical Offering), part of which ends this concert (St Mary's Church Warwick 7.30pm, with all details from Leamington Music on 01926 776438).