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GLOSSARY
Sonata Form: Also known as the first-movement form, it's generally used for the
opening movement of the Classical sonata. It consists of an exposition and a development,
followed by the recapitulation.

Exposition: In sonata form, the exposition is the first statement of the theme. Usually
there are two major…

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Polyphonic: A composition that has many voices, each with their own melody, which creates a
thick texture.

Divisi: A directive in ensemble music that instructs one section to divide into two or more
separate sections, each playing a separate part.

Unison: An interval of zero; i.e., the same pitch. Two…

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Samuel Richardson

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It's important to understand the words used to describe the music of the Classical Period and Mozart, so this glossary of terms is essental reading. 

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