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Chamber Music
Music written for a small instrumental ensemble with one player to a part.
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Impressionist
A term borrowed from painting in which brief musical ideas merge and change to create a rather blurred and vague outline. Débussy was an important composer of this style. Texture and timbral exploration were also important features, including use of
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Jazz Funk
A combination of jazz improvisation and the amplified instruments and character of rock music.
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Mass
In the Renaissance era the mass was a sacred (religious) choral work. It is polyphonic, sung in Latin and usually sung a cappella. Originally used in church worship, in later years the mass became a large-scale work for chorus, soloists and orchestra
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Musique Conctrete
Used in the 20th century, recorded natural sounds which are transformed using simple editing techniques such as cutting and re-assembling, playing backwards, slowing down and speeding up.
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Oratorio
Usually a story from the Bible, set to music, for soloists, chorus and orchestra. It may include recitatives, arias, duets and chorus. It is performed without acting or stage design, often in churches.
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Plainchant
Also known as plainsong and Gregorian chant. Modal unaccompanied melody with religious Latin words and no regular metre, instead following the rhythm of the words.
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Recitative
A type of vocal writing where the music follows the rhythm of speech. The accompaniment is usually quite sparse, punctuating more than accompanying all the way through. It is used in operas and oratorios to move the story or plot on.
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Sonata
A work for solo piano, or a solo instrument accompanied by piano, in three or four movements.
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Soul Music
A style of Afro-American popular music including elements of blues & gospel, conveying strong emotions.
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String Quartet
A group of musicians playing 4 stringed instruments; usually 2 violins, viola and cello.
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A term borrowed from painting in which brief musical ideas merge and change to create a rather blurred and vague outline. Débussy was an important composer of this style. Texture and timbral exploration were also important features, including use of

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Impressionist

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A combination of jazz improvisation and the amplified instruments and character of rock music.

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In the Renaissance era the mass was a sacred (religious) choral work. It is polyphonic, sung in Latin and usually sung a cappella. Originally used in church worship, in later years the mass became a large-scale work for chorus, soloists and orchestra

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Used in the 20th century, recorded natural sounds which are transformed using simple editing techniques such as cutting and re-assembling, playing backwards, slowing down and speeding up.

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