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Symphony. (1) Symphony. (2) Bach's term for his 3‐part inventions. (3) Name given in Baroque period to orch. piece which served as 3‐movt. introduction to opera, suite, or cantata, i.e. an early form of ov. Operatic sinfonia standardized c.1690 by A. Scarlatti into so‐called ‘Italian overture’. (4) In 20th cent., often means a chamber orch., e.g. Northern Sinfonia, English Sinfonia.

(1) Symphony. (2) Bach's term for his 3‐part inventions. (3) Name given in Baroque period to orch. piece which served as 3‐movt. introduction to opera, suite, or cantata, i.e. an early form of ov. Operatic sinfonia standardized c.1690 by A. Scarlatti into so‐called ‘Italian overture’. (4) In 20th cent., often means a chamber orch., e.g. Northern Sinfonia, English Sinfonia.

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