musical passage

DEFINITIONS OF: musical passage

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n a short section of a musical composition

Synonyms:
passage
Types:
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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
intro
a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music
musical phrase, phrase
a short musical passage
cadence
the close of a musical section
cadenza
a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
largo
(music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
adagio
(music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
recitative
a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
modulation, transition
a musical passage moving from one key to another
impromptu
a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
ligature
(music) a group of notes connected by a slur
ostinato
a musical phrase repeated over and over during a composition
amen cadence, plagal cadence
a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
arioso
(music) a short recitative that is melodic but is not an aria
Type of:
composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music
a musical work that has been created
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