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SATB
soprano, alto, tenor,bass are the 4 voices in a choir
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oratorio
a religious piece, like an opera, but not acted on stage
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imitation
where one part copies another
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Plagal Cadence
a section which ends with the chords 4 and 1 (subdominant to tonic)
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Basso Continuo
the cello and organ in baroque times
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Sequence
A pattern moving up or down
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Ostinato
A constantly repeated pattern
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Homophonic
a tune with an accompinament
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Imitative
When the melodies copy one another
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Symphony
A piece for an orchestra in four movements
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Rubato
Playing about with the speed of the piece - either slowing it down or speeding it up.
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Cantable
The melody is played so that it sings out on the piano and uses a smooth sound.
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Sostuento
Slow and sustained
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Syncopation
Putting the emphasis on usually weak beats in a piece of music.
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Acciaccatura
A crushed note.
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Enharmonic change
The same note but with a different name
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Smorzando
Dying away
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Pianissimo
Very quiet
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Pedal note
A repeated note
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Atonal
no key
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Fragmented
Broken up
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Metamorphosis
A basic change in form
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a religious piece, like an opera, but not acted on stage

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oratorio

Card 3

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where one part copies another

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Card 4

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a section which ends with the chords 4 and 1 (subdominant to tonic)

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Card 5

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the cello and organ in baroque times

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