concert overture

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An independent one‐movement orch. work to open a concert, but not the ov. to an opera. Many concert ovs. are in sonata‐form, others are practically symphonic‐poems, e.g. one of the first of the genre, Mendelssohn's The Hebrides, and among later examples, Elgar's Cockaigne and In the South.

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