Flashcards in Form Deck (13):
Two-part form. (A, B) or (AABB)
A short, musical idea. Like a sentence.
Form and structure
Describes the order of the sections
Three-part form. (A, B, A) or (AABBAA)
Theme and variations
Presents a theme, then several modified versions of the theme
Alternates A section with other sections. (ABAC) or (ABACADA).
Similar to ternary, but more complex.
Exposition, development, recapitulation
Section where the composer presents two themes.
Experimental theme section
Longest section of the sonata
Restates the main theme
Like a sonata, but there is a soloist with the orchestra
Section at the end of a piece with an elaborate solo