Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Music Pieces 2

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Here you will learn some English words related to music pieces, such as "psalm", "polka", and "opus".
octetnoun

a musical piece written for eight singers or instruments

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opera
operanoun

a musical play sung and performed by singers

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opusnoun

a musical piece or collection that is written by a famous composer followed by the date in which it was created

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oratorionoun

a lengthy musical composition with a religious theme based on the Bible written for orchestra, choirs and singers without using costumes, action or any scenery

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overturenoun

the introductory piece of an opera, ballet, oratorio or any lengthy musical performance

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passagenoun

a short section or phrase of a musical piece, considered separately

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pavanenoun

a piece of dance music in slow duple rhythm from southern Europe that became popular in England in the 16th century, couples danced to this in elegant attire

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pibrochnoun

music that is played on the Scottish bagpipes, especially one that is performed at military marches or funerals

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piecenoun

a single composition or creation created by an artist, author or musician

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polkanoun

a fast couple dance in duple time that was developed in Bohemia in the 19th century

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polonaisenoun

a piece of music for a slow Polish dance in moderate ³/₄ time that was popular in the 19th century

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preludenoun

a short section of a musical performance such as a fugue, opera, suite, etc. that introduces the main theme or subject

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prestonoun

a musical movement or passage that is intended to be performed at a rapid tempo

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psalmnoun

any holy poem, song, or hymn, especially the ones in the Book of Psalms, used in Christian and Jewish worship

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quartetnoun

a musical piece written for four singers or instruments

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quickstepnoun

a music that is intended for a couple dance involving a lot of quick steps

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quintetnoun

a musical piece written for five singers or instruments

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raganoun

a piece of traditional Indian music marked by intervals and melodic patterns, used for improvisation

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reelnoun

a piece of folk music that is created to accompany an Irish or Scottish rapid dance

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refrainnoun

music that accompanies the section of a song or poem that is repeated after each verse, by a group of singers

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renditionnoun

a particular way in which a musical piece or a dramatic role is represented or interpreted

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rhapsodynoun

an instrumental composition marked with irregular form and improvisation, expressing strong emotions

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rhumbanoun

music that is set to a Cuban ballroom dance in duple time marked with pronounced hip movements, developed in the 19th century

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rondonoun

instrumental music with a recurring theme often found in the final movement of a sonata or concerto

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sambanoun

a piece of music that is composed for a fast dance of Brazilian origin called samba

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sarabandnoun

music that is intended for a stately Spanish dance in slow triple time with accent on the second beat, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries

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scherzonoun

a light and short instrumental piece of music in rapid triple time that is usually part of a symphony or sonata

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septetnoun

a musical piece written for seven singers or instruments

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serenadenoun

a soft piece of music in several movements that is intended for a small ensemble which is halfway between a suite and a symphony in style

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sextetnoun

a musical piece written for six singers or instruments

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solonoun

a musical piece written for one singer or instrument

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sonatanoun

a musical composition for a solo instrument, typically accompanied by piano, in 3 or 4 movements of contrasting keys

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spiritualnoun

a religious song that is originally developed by the African-American Christians who were slaves in the southern US

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standardnoun

a well-known song that is performed by various singers or bands

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strathspeynoun

music that is set to a Scottish slow dance in quadruple time, similar to a reel

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studynoun

a musical composition that is created for practicing a technique

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suitenoun

an instrumental musical composition of the 17th or 18th centuries consisting of a series of related keys or a modern rendition of this in several movements

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symphonynoun

a long and sophisticated musical composition written for a large orchestra, in three or four movements

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tango
tangonoun

a piece of music written for a South American dance called tango in which a male and female hold hands tightly and walk in the same direction

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theme musicnoun

the musical piece that is played at the beginning or the end of a TV or radio program or a motion picture

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toccatanoun

a baroque musical composition designed for a keyboard instrument consisting of complex passages in order to show off a performer's skill

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tone poemnoun

a piece of music in one movement that is intended for symphony orchestra, telling a story or describing a place or an idea

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torch songnoun

a popular romantic song that revolves around an unrequited or lost love

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trionoun

a musical piece written for three singers or instruments

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tune
tunenoun

a series of musical notes that form a piece of music which is pleasant and easy to listen to

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variationnoun

a version of a musical theme with alterations in rhythm, tempo, melody, etc. in a way that the original theme is recognizable

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vivacenoun

a lively piece of music that is fast-paced

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vocalnoun

a musical piece that involves singing

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vocalizenoun

a piece of music that is meant to be sung with no words, in which the singer chooses to sing only one vowel

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voluntarynoun

an instrumental composition that is written for organ, played during or after a religious service

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waltznoun

music that is written for a ballroom dance in ³/₄ time with strong accent on the initial beat

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worknoun

a painting, piece of music or book that is produced by a painter, musician or writer

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