ACCOMPANIMENT (i.e. that which " accompanies ") , a musical
See also:term for that
See also:part of a vocal or instrumental composition added to support and heighten the
See also:principal vocal or instrumental part; either by means of other vocal parts, single
See also:instruments or the orchestra . The accompaniment may be
See also:obbligato or ad libitum, according as it forms an essential part of the composition or not . The term obbligato or obbligato accompaniment is also used for an
See also:independent instrumental
See also:solo accompanying a vocal piece . Owing to the early
See also:custom of only writing the accompaniment in outline, by means of a " figured
See also:bass," to be filled in by the performer, and to the changes in the number, quality and types of the instruments of the orchestra, " additional " accompaniments have been written for the
See also:works of the older masters; such are Mozart's " additional " accompaniments to
See also:Messiah or those to many of the elder Bach's works by Robert
See also:Franz . In
See also:common parlance any support given, e.g. by the piano, to a
See also:voice or instrument is loosely called an accompaniment, which may be merely " vamped " by the introduction of a few chords, or may rise to the dignity of an
See also:artistic composition . In the
See also:history of
See also:song the
See also:evolution of the
See also:art side of an accompaniment is important, and in the higher forms the vocal and instrumental parts practically constitute a duet, in which the instrumental part may be at least as important as that of the voice .
ACCOMPLICE (from Fr. complice, conspirator, Lat. co...
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