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Musical Forms in

Classical Period
Group 2 Kelvin
Sungcang. Ang. Bevera. Go. Jose. Quinones. Rivera.
Musical Form
refers to the overall structure or plan of a
piece of music, and it describes the layout of
a composition as divided into sections.
Genres in Classical Period
During the classical era, there was boom of new
genres in instrumental music, which is music for
instruments only, without singing. Most of these
instrumental genres were separated into three or
four movements, that is, separate, free standing
The Movements of a Symphony
The symphony is a genre for orchestra that came into its
own during the public concerts of the classical era.
A classical symphony has a four movements. The first
movement usually fast and written in a structure called
Sonata-allegro. Sonata-allegro form is structured around
the interaction of two contrasting melodies.
The Movements of a Symphony
Second movement of a classical symphony is a classical
movement is called a slow movement.
Third movement is the mid-tempo minuet and trio. Its
stylized version of the minuet, a popular dance from 17th
and 18th centuries. Just like rock music is fun because it uses
a dance beat.
And the last one was often a fast one.
Different Musical Forms:
Sonata-Allegro Form
Classical Opera
Sonare - to make sound For variety of solo works

1st movement- Allegro (fast)
Multi movement work for ** 2nd movement- Andante, Legro
et. (mostly lyrical and emotional)
solo instrument
**3rd movement Minuet
(moderate or fast tempo)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457: I. Molto allegro (1st
Piano Sonata No. 17 in B-Flat Major, K. 570: I. Allegro (2nd
Piano Sonata No.14 in C minor K.457 (3rd movement)
-Sonata-Allegro form, is
an organizational
- a type of composition structure based on Exposition the
in three sections contrasting musical
(exposition, first part of the
ideas. It consists of composition in
development, and three main sections -
recapitulation) in which exposition,
sonata form that
two themes or subjects development, and introduces the
are explored according recapitulation - and theme
to set key relationships sometimes includes an
optional coda at the end

repeats the
Development is the
theme as they
first emerge in Sonata- middle part of the
sonata-allegro form
the opening Allegro wherein themes are
Form being developed.
work designed
for an
2nd Slow: Has soloist and
more orchestra.
n than the 1st

3rd Fast: Finale:

Usually in form of
rondo , resembling 1st Fast:
the last movement Sonata allegro
of the symphony form with Solo
and usually a short instruments
expositions of include: Violin ,
cadenza is used. the orchestra Cello , Clarinet ,
and then by Bassoon ,
the soloist. trumpet , horn
and piano.
The word symphony is
is an extended musical derived
from Greek (symp
composition in honia), meaning "agreement
Western classical or concord of sound",
music, most often "concert of vocal or
written instrumental music",
by composers for from (symphnos)
orchestra. , "harmonious".

The word referred to an
Bethovens 9th symphony astonishing variety of
Giovanni Gabrieli's Sacrae different things, before
symphoniae ultimately settling on its
Lodovico Grossi da current meaning
Viadana's Sinfonie musicali designating a musical
Is a dramatic theatrical
play where singers and
musicians perform their
Opera Buffa (Comic
piece. It includes Opera) this opera shows
dance, music, singing, the everyday situations in
dramatic acting, drama. life. This includes some
dialogues, naughty humor,
Opera Seria ( Serious social satire, and some
Opera) This type of jokes.
classical opera usually Example: Don Giovanni
has a classical or by Mozart
mythological theme,
from the Baroque Classical
period. Examples: Opera
Idomeneo by Mozart
1. Sonare means to make sound. True of False?
2. Give one of the three main sections in Sonata-Allegro Form.
3. Give one solo instrument used in Concerto.
4. It is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most
often written by composers for orchestra.
5. It includes dance, music, singing, dramatic acting, drama.
1. True.
2. Exposition, Development, Recapitulation
3. Violin , Cello , Clarinet , Bassoon , trumpet , horn and piano.
4. Symphony
5. Classical Opera