basso continuo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basso continuo a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
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Usage

In literature:

There are 18 Motets, all to Latin words, for five voices, and "Basso Continuo" for Organ.
"Twelve Good Musicians" by Frederick Bridge
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In news:

Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, & basso continuo in Bb, RV 524.
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