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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had run its light-hearted course, a new musical piece was in rehearsal.
My aunt's favourite musical pieces were on the piano.
They include a musical piece entitled, eC[pounds sterling]Haya,eC[yen] dedicated to HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein.
The idea for a musical piece went around in my head for at least five years before I decided to write it.
Salem Abdul Karem, a renowned musician and composer, to compose an orchestral musical piece inspired by the Qatari folkloric music reflecting the overall growth and progress of the state.
Originally written by De Meij between 1984 and 1987 as a musical piece for wind instruments, "Symphony No.
An unabashed melodrama, "Flood Tide at Rio Magdalena" at the Center Stage in Woodland Hills is a lighthearted musical piece of fluff that provides a fair share of laughs for aficionados of the genre.
In the interview, conducted by Morning Edition host Bob Edwards, McCartney reflects on his wife and her influence for the musical piece he composed, "She was a real positive spirit.
While folding and unfolding the crane, the machine also plays a musical piece, "Passing Time," all without electronics.
The concert started by playing a dramatic musical piece composed by Carl Nielsen, after which Syrian Musician Dyia al-Sukari played a cello solo dubbed / Pictures of the Past/.
The Dubai Opera concert will also feature the world premiere of Positive Spirit, a musical piece inspired by Shaikh Mohammad's poem and composed by Jonathan Barrett, director of Dubai Chamber Orchestra.
The neural fingerprint of each song on participants' brain was captured by the MR machine while a computer was learning to identify the brain patterns elicited by each musical piece.