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The primary, self‐contained sections of a large comp. (sym., conc., sonata, suite, etc.), so called because each movt. of a work usually has a separate tempo indication. Some comps. are in 1 movt., e.g. Sibelius's 7th Sym., and in many the composer marks movts. to follow on from each other without a break. The word sometimes occurs in the title of a work, e.g. Stravinsky's Symphony in 3 Movements and his Movements for pf. and orch.

Subjects: Music.

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