Movement (piece of music)

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In classical music, a movement is a self-contained part of a multi-part musical work such as B. a suite or a symphony . Most of the time, each movement is given a so-called movement designation , the tempo and character (e.g. “Andante”, “Allegro con brio”), the type of movement (e.g. minuet , scherzo ) or its position in the course of the work ( e.g. Entrée and Finale ).

The sequence of sentences resulting from the various sentences is often designed to be rich in contrast. Examples of typical sentence sequences are:

There are also many variants and imaginative sentence sequences. The baroque overture suite (e.g. by Telemann ), which also uses character sentences (e.g. Réjouissance , Harlequinade, etc.) has a particularly large number of movements . In the late baroque and classical periods there were also two-movement works, e.g. B. Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti , Antonio Soler , Joseph Haydn , or the Quartettini and Quintettini for strings by Luigi Boccherini .

Other meanings

  • In the musical theory of forms in the succession of Arnold Schönberg , sentence describes a certain type of topic.
  • In the musical period there is a front and a trailer.
  • The tone setting deals with the setting of the individual voices to one another.


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Adalbert Quadt : Guitar music from the 16th to 18th centuries Century. According to tablature ed. by Adalbert Quadt. Volume 1-4. Deutscher Verlag für Musik, Leipzig 1970 ff., Volume 2: based on tablatures for Colascione, Mandora and Angelica, 3rd edition, ibid. 1972, p. 65, and Volume 3, p. 15.