Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, supplementary. Specifically, noting an instrument or a performer who assists in tutti passages, merely doubling or reinforcing the part of the leading performers.
- n. Pl. ripieni (-nē). Such an instrument or performer. In an orchestra, all the first violins, except the leader or concert-master, are ripieni. Opposed to principal or solo.
- n. music The part of a concerto grosso in which the ensemble plays together; contrasted to the concertino
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Mus.) Filling up; supplementary; supernumerary; -- a term applied to those instruments which only swell the mass or
tuttiof an orchestra, but are not obbligato.
- From the Italian ripieno (Wiktionary)
“My Italian is a bit rusty, but here goes: "ripieno" -- filling; "marmellata alle fragole" -- strawberry jelly; "pasta di zucchero" -- literally "sugar paste", probably meaning icing.”
“Baroque period which consists of a string ensemble or orchestra '(the' '"ripieno"' '...)”
“Cupcakes base e con mini-ripieno di marmellata alle fragole decorati con pasta di zucchero.”
“In the space of a few pages, we learn about the regional differences in the herbs used for ripieno (ravioli filling), we are treated to a reverie on intimacy in middle age and we're offered a meditation on loving and forgetting.”
“The Opera House orchestra needed a _ripieno_ (supplementary violin), and Handel accepted the post.”
“What reason he had for letting it be understood that he possessed only a slight skill in playing is not shown, for to play _ripieno_ meant that he was expected simply to help out the orchestra when additional harmonies were required, and to give support to the solo parts.”
“ According to the first plan, Michael Angelo bargained with the Pope for twelve Apostles in the lunettes, and another part to be filled with ornament in the usual manner -- "dodici Apostoli nelle lunette, e 'l resto un certo partimento ripieno d' adornamenti come si usa.”
“The one Allegro movement barely traverses the dance medium, its darkly measured grace marked by a violin solo and dotted ripieno rhythms of demure power somewhat reminiscent of Bach's”
“The Juilliard String Quartet took the role of the Baroque concertino, or small solo group, playing in consort with the ripieno, or full orchestra.”
“The other departure has been done on some previous recordings of the Concerti - assigned just a single instrument to a part rather than having the ripieno be most of the chamber orchestra.”
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