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Music written for a small instrumental ensemble with one player to a part.
Chamber Music
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A 20th century style where brief musical ideas merge and change to create a rather blurred and vague outline.
Impressionist
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A combination of jazz improvisation and the amplified instruments and character of rock.
Jazz Funk
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A large scale, sacred work sung in Latin for solo singers, chorus and orchestra. The five main sections are Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei.
Mass
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0th century style of composition using pre-recorded live sounds, for example, a creaking door. These sounds are then edited by simple editing techniques such as cutting and re-assembling, playing backwards, slowing down and speeding up.
Musique Concrète
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An oratorio is a large scale work without acting or stage design. It is usually based on a story from the Bible set to music for solo singers, chorus and orchestra. Oratorios often include recitatives, arias and choruses.
Oratorio
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Unaccompanied melody set to the Latin words of the Roman Catholic liturgy. Modal with no regular metre.
Plainchant
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A type of vocal writing where the music follows the rhythm of speech. A recitative is often followed by an aria.
Recitative
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A work for solo piano, or solo instrument and piano, often in three or four movements. Here is in example of a violin sonata, that is, violin and piano.
Sonata
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style of Afro-American popular music including elements of blues and gospel and conveying strong emotions.
Soul
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Two violins, a viola and a cello.
String Quartets
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A 20th century style where brief musical ideas merge and change to create a rather blurred and vague outline.

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Jazz Funk

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