patter song

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Comic song, prevalent in opera, which is a rapid iteration of words, the mus. merely being lightly supportive. Examples exist in Haydn, Mozart, and Rossini operas; there are many in the Sullivan operettas (e.g. ‘My name is John Wellington Wells’, from The Sorcerer). Usually solos, but Ruddigore has a patter‐trio.

Subjects: Music.

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