sonata form

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sonata form ‎(uncountable)

  1. (music) A form of classical music consisting of a single movement divided into three main sections, namely - the exposition (introducing thematic material in the tonic and then usually the dominant key), development (manipulating the theme in different keys) and recapitulation (returning to the tonic), sometimes followed by a coda

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