Definitions for "Ritornello"
A short return or repetition; a concluding symphony to an air, often consisting of the burden of the song.
A short intermediate symphony, or instrumental passage, in the course of a vocal piece; an interlude.
Italian for little return, an orchestral piece added to an aria in a 17th or early 18th century opera to summarise and encapsulate the emotional content of the piece.
A musical form in which melodic and harmonic material return over and over again in the course of the movement.
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Glossary 1600-1700