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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
References in classic literature ?
It would even be possible to consider all 'Zarathustra' as a musical composition. At all events, a very necessary condition in its production was a renaissance in myself of the art of hearing.
The classic celebration - which is directed by Hisham al-Tali - includes a notable group of the most important global sopranos , in addition to a number of international musical compositions and Chinese musical works.
He had over 200 publications and 80 musical compositions to his credit.
Accompanied by folk and modern musical compositions for servicemen, performers of the orchestra performed.
Summary: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Nov 18 (ANI): Carnatic music vocalist duo Malladi Brothers - Sreeramprasad and Ravikumar - mesmerised audience through their musical compositions on the second day of the Amaravati Global Music and Dance Festival 2018.
Her legal team have sent a letter to the White House saying: "It has come to our attention President Trump has utilised (Rihanna's) musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track Don't Stop The Music."
The event also featured the performance of musical compositions by Lala Rahimova.
This year's Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Singers Recital will feature more than beautiful voices and instrumentation, it will showcase musical compositions written by two of Judson's own.
The program of the event included some fragments of the Manas epic, folklore musical compositions and the film of Chingiz Aitmatov The White Steamer.
He inspired paintings and musical compositions, all while floating backwards, stuck in flight.
During the three-day event, distinguished talents will perform western and eastern musical compositions with a modern touch that appeal to all tastes.
As copyright owners, they alone have the right to authorize or prohibit, among others, the making of copies (reproduction), the modification (transformation) and public playing (public performance) of their musical compositions, IPOPHL explained.