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Part(iii) (Fr. partie; Ger. Teil; It. parte; Lat. pars)locked

  • William Drabkin

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The primary division of certain large-scale works (especially oratorios), equivalent to the act in theatrical works; in smaller forms, one of the sections of a work by which its form is defined, e.g. three-part song form; prima pars, secunda pars of a motet.

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