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Term meaning (1) duplication of a melody by several performers, e.g. ‘the solo soprano's part is doubled by the oboe’. (2) duplication of instr. by one player, the commonest orch. example being the doubling of piccolo by one of the flautists, i.e. the 2nd flautist plays piccolo instead of fl. when required.

(1) duplication of a melody by several performers, e.g. ‘the solo soprano's part is doubled by the oboe’. (2) duplication of instr. by one player, the commonest orch. example being the doubling of piccolo by one of the flautists, i.e. the 2nd flautist plays piccolo instead of fl. when required.

Subjects: Music.


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