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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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In this way, the Volumes of the text can be read as progressive "movements"--"principle division [s] of a longer musical work, usually differing in tempo [speed] from the other divisions and having a distinctive character of [their] own" ("movement" n.
It is unclear as to how a musical work has a fairly settled meaning
Second, the musical work does not depend on any one medium for its existence.
The musical showcase will also feature Dubai-based composer Joanna Marsh and the Dubai premiere of her powerful musical work Kahayla.
13) Budd argues that the judgment that a musical phrase sounds melancholy is purely descriptive: one aspect of understanding a particular musical work is knowing how the work should sound in performance, extramusical concepts are integral to the experience of listening to music with understanding, and musical analysis should explain what the relationships among events in a particular musical work are.
Clear identification and display of information regarding the musical work (6) is important to users.
Goldman writes that musical works have their own inner goals: humans are naturally sensitive to the musical qualities of the voice as revealing emotional states of speakers, music stimulates different regions simultaneously (the engagement of all our mental capacities is required for appreciating the music), whereas the emotional dimension makes the musical world recognizably human (a musical work is a self-contained world).
The IRS issued final regulations governing how to elect to treat the sale or exchange of a musical work or copyright in a musical work as a sale or exchange of a capital asset (T.
Scholarly research reveals strong correlations between the nature and course of music making and music production, views of music engendering forms of behavior, the inter-relational elements of improvised performance, the symbolic spatiality of music, and the impossibility of monothetically grasping the musical work.
Performance lets a musical work be understood by letting it be heard.
Based on Paragraph 3 of Article 15, and Paragraph 4 of Article 4 of the Law on Copyrights and Related Rights, the Court established that musical compositions, broadcast during a radio program, do not in either way affect legal protection of that musical work, nor does the broadcast influence the respective right of an author to receive remuneration for such form of use of his composition.
This dimension was not important in the beginning in the church music as its focus was on the use of music in the congregation, not on musical work as such.