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1 (Fr.). A variation, especially one with elaborate ornamentation. Similar to Eng. ‘division’.

2 Indicates a lower octave, e.g. double bassoon plays an octave below bassoon.

3 Singers who perform two roles in one work and instrumentalists who play more than one instr. in a comp. e.g. fl. doubles piccolo.

Subjects: Music.


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