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fixed forms

noun

group of forms, especially in medieval france, in which the poetic structure determines musical repetitions see also ballade, rondeau, virelai

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Did You Know?

Did you know that form means the structure or shape of a musical work, based on repetition, contrast and variation; the organizing principle in music binary and ternary are basic forms, while more complex forms include sonata-allegro, rondo, minuet and trio, theme and variations, ritornello, and fugue?