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Flashcards in Vocal Forms Deck (10):
1

vocal forms

- how music and the lyrics are structured in a vocal piece

2

strophic

- when you have the same sections repeated with different lyrics for each phrase
- written as A, A, A, A

3

through compose

- when sections do not repeat and each phrase is adding something new
- written A, B, C, D

4

recitative

- story telling without talking but rather a form of speak singing
- this helps the audience understand how the story is moving along without using full opera (which is hard to understand sometimes)
- usually just has the figured bass to accompany the text

5

aria

- more lyrical usually following a recitative
- you can tell when the aria starts by when the rest of the orchestra joins in

6

verses of songs set to the same music are called _______

- strophic

7

although there are stanzas in the ____________ vocal form, the music and the text evolve without much repetition

- through-composed

8

operas, oratorios, and cantatas often have sections where the text can advance more quickly via a "speak-sing" style. these sections are known as _______

- recitative

9

what is an art song within an opera, oratorio, or cantana usually featuring vocal soloists?

- aria

10

in addition to hymns, common genres in strophic forms are patriotic, folk, and pop songs

- true

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