Concerto form

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The concerto form is the basic musical form that is used in a musical concerto.

Basic Types of Concerti

  • Italian - Fast, Slow, Fast
  • French - Slow, Fast
  • Baroque - Slow, Fast, Slow, Fast.

In the Baroque concerto form, there may also be a set of two or three dances, such as a Sarabande, Gigue, or Menuet. A concerto is a composed piece of music that moves in three parts or movements, a soloist, accompained by an ensemble and an orchestra.

Classical form

The Classical concerto was most commonly seen in this form:

Musical Forms
Polyphonic forms CanonCanzonaInventionFugueOrganumRicercarRoundSinfornia
Sectional forms Strophic formChain formBinary formTernary formRondo formArch formRitornello form
Cyclical forms BalletConcertoMassOratorioOperaRequiemSonataSong cycleSuiteSymphony
composed forms
BagatelleFantasiaEtudeImpromptuPreludeRhapsodySymphonic poem
Dance forms AllemandeBalladBoleroContradanceEstampieJigPolkaWaltz

French: CouranteGigueMinuetSarabande

Italian: BarcarolleSaltarelloTarantella

Polish: MazurkaPolonaise