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continuo

1. Music
a. a shortened form of basso continuo (see thorough bass)
b. (as modifier): a continuo accompaniment
2. the thorough-bass part as played on a keyboard instrument, often supported by a cello, bassoon, etc.
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For five viola da gamba voices and basso continuo with organ.
As a soloist, chamber and basso continuo player, he has performed at numerous concert halls and festivals in Europe and elsewhere (Queen Elizabeth Hall / Southbank Early Music Series, London; Frankischer Sommer; Stavanger Philharmonic Chamber Music Series; Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa; Royal Danish Chamber Orchestra concert series, Copenhagen; Festival Ile de France; Festival Art et Spiritualite, Troyes; Mexico City Shakespeare Festival; Prague Spring festival; Sopron Early Music Days; Mitte Europa festival; Elbhangfest; Forum Musicum, Wrodaw; Concentus Moraviae, etc.
The repertoire in the volume is quite varied, from the ten-voice a cappella work for double choir by Berger, to Franck's mixed vocal work with basso continuo, to the festive and opulent vocal and instrumental composition by Staden.
On the Instrumentation of the Basso Continuo and the Use of the Organ in Handel's English Oratorios" is a more straightforward account of scholarly investigation which should be of great use to choral conductors, in making decisions about continuo.
Our knowledge of music in Milan in the last quarter of the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth century has been founded on the developments in string instruments, especially the violin, and on new genres of music written especially for these instruments--the earliest surviving examples of sonatas for violin and basso continuo were published in Concerti ecclesiastici in Milan in 1610.
All have a basso continuo part, given without realization in this edition.
The harpsichordist Vaclav Luks, artistic director of Collegium 1704, the violinist Lenka Torgersen and the musicologist Vaclav Kapsa joined forces and put together six sonatas for violin and basso continuo, some of which oscillate between Baroque and Classicism, while others are fully anchored in the new style.
Selections include a sonata for flute and harp and two trios for flute, bassoon and basso continuo.
To musicologists, Agazzari has been known primarily as the author of an important early treatise on the practice of basso continuo.
Whatever happened, Mozart left only the first section complete, with just the vocal parts and basso continuo for the others.
pid=23&sid=50:Psalmi-ad-Vesperas-Opus-Duodecimum-1694, accessed 19 November 2014), almost none of Colonna's large-scale double-choir psalms or masses for 8-9 voices, strings, trumpet(s), and basso continuo have appeared in print.