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1

What does continuo mean?

Harpsichord and cello accompaniment

2

What does tutti mean?

Everyone plays

3

What does Ripieno mean?

The larger group in a concerto grosso

4

What is concertino?

A smaller group in a concerto grosso

5

What is a cadenza?

An unaccompanied passage for the soloist

6

What is virtuosic?

Technically difficult and impressive

7

What are the solo instruments in the baroque period?

Violin, cello, recorder, flute, oboe, bassoon, trumpet and harpsichord

8

What are the solo instruments in the classical period?

Violin, cello, flute, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, trumpet, horn and piano

9

What are the solo instruments in the romantic period?

All instruments from classical period (violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet horn and piano) plus viola and trombone

10

What is the centre of the orchestra?

The string family

11

What is the harpsichord part of in the baroque period concerto?

The continuo where the left hand plays along with the cello and the right hand fills in the chordal harmony

12

Describe the baroque concerto

Often small with mainly string instruments and continuo.

13

In the baroque period, what does a solo instrument from the woodwind or brass family mean?

Then the orchestra may contain flutes, oboes, bassoons, trumpets, horns and even timpani

14

What does the orchestra in classical concertos often have?

Woodwind, brass and percussion instruments but rarely trombones or tubas