In music, a cavatina is a melody of simpler character than the aria, and without a second part and a dacapo or return part.
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Popular in 18th c. Italian opera, this is a short, simple solo song, often instrumental.
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[composition] "Cavatina" is a classical guitar piece by Stanley Myers and the theme from The Deer Hunter. The piece had been recorded by classical guitarist John Williams, long before the film that made it famous. It had originally been written for piano but at Williams` invitation, Myers re...
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Cavatina (Italian diminutive of cavata, the producing of tone from an instrument, plural cavatine) is a musical term, originally a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air. It is now frequently applied to a simple melodious air, as distinguished from bril...
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Ca`va·ti'na noun [ Italian ] (Mus.) Originally, a melody of simpler form than the aria ; a song without a second part and a da capo ; - - a term now variously and vaguely used.
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• (n.) Originally, a melody of simpler form than the aria; a song without a second part and a da capo; -- a term now variously and vaguely used.
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musical form appearing in operas and occasionally in cantatas and instrumental music. In early 18th-century cantatas, notably those of J.S. Bach, the ...
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A short and simple melody performed by a soloist that is part of a larger piece.
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