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- n. A brief coda, or a brief segment between the themes of a fugue
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short passage connecting two sections, but not forming part of either; a short coda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a short coda.
- n. Same as copula, 9.
A concluding section (called codetta if small, coda if more elaborate) often follows, after a decided perfect cadence in the original key has definitely concluded the Part.
This design is very broad; each factor is expanded to its fullest legitimate extent, especially the "codetta" section.
-- The presentation of the thematic factors, the statement or Exposition of the two themes and codetta, is made exactly as in the sonatine-form, though probably upon a broader scale.
Further, when the design is one of unusual breadth, as in some symphonic movements, or in elaborate chamber music, the number of fundamental thematic members may be so multiplied that it is necessary to assume the presence of _two successive Subordinate themes_, of equal independent significance, -- such significance that neither of them could be confounded with a mere codetta, or any other inferior thematic member.
The simple phrase may, also, find occasional application in brief exercises for song or piano; and we have witnessed its use as introduction, and as codetta, in many of the larger designs.
Possibly a few Possibly a brief abbreviated. beats or measures codetta; and of transitional usually a few material, leading measures of into next theme.
The last four measures are codetta, or postlude, and corroborate the prélude.
It might, it is true, be called the second Part of the Subordinate theme (the latter being no more than a repeated period); or it might be regarded as the first codetta; its thematic independence seems, however, to stamp it Second Subordinate theme.
III, by deciding whether a codetta or coda has been added.
The addition of a codetta is almost indispensable, and frequently two or more appear, growing successively shorter, and generally repeated.