(Ger. Skizze; Fr. esquisse).
1 Short piece, usually for pf. and often pictorial in intention, e.g. ‘Woodland Sketch’.
2 Composer's preliminary jottings, out of which work is built, of great fascination to mus. scholars as showing workings of composer's mind (e.g. Beethoven's sketchbooks show how a comp. went through many stages over several years).
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