continuo

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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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They cross-checked this one with an incomplete set in Dresden, but this means that the Cracow copy served as their only source for the basso continuo and first voice.
The first one was the Concerto in F major, also written for the oboe accompanied by string instruments and basso continuo, which was prepared in 2006 by Wolfram Hader for the Laurentius-Musikverlag in Frankfurt am Main.
Another fine Baroque cellist, Rebecca Rosen, provided excellent basso continuo support throughout the Collegium Musicum den Hg's concert on April 9, also in St.
It is the first German treatise on basso continuo accompaniment from a bass with or without figures, and the first to draw important distinctions between the stylus gravis and stylus theatralis.
His triosonata in F Major for oboe, violin and basso continuo, was performed by cellist Katrin Meingast, visiting baroque harpsichord expert Christoph Teichner and musicians from the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO): violinist Tobias Gette and oboeist Claire Glago.
In contrast to the melody of colours stands the regular beat of the tree trunks and the continuum of its dark-green leaf canopy, not unlike a pictorial version of a musical basso continuo.
Most often there is basso continuo (either organ alone, with cello, or with cello and bass) accompaniment with one, two, and more treble instruments playing descants.
Very interesting is the discussion of the expansion in fabrication and in technique of the pianoforte and the piano during the July Monarchy, including the accretion of a variety of specificities (sustaining features, which gave the illusion of a "singing" capacity [this is the bel canto period], rapid key action, which allowed for nuances and heightened control) that separated it from the harpsichord and the pianoforte, moving it to a position of more than a basso continuo.
The Avison Ensemble has already recorded Concerti Grossi, by Charles Avison, for Naxos and Hyperion, and now give us his arrangements for Concerti grossi of the 12 sonatas for violin and Basso Continuo by Geminiani.
A CANTATA & TWO CANZONETTAS for bass and basso continuo.
This a short but hypnotically beautiful work, where a tortured accompaniment by basso continuo, violin and viola was contrasted with a serene oboe melody played to perfection by Anthony Robson.
Without basso continuo in this context the piece would be harmonically incomplete.