Definition of through-composed in English:


Syllabification: through-com·posed


  • (Of a composition, especially a song) not based on repeated sections or verses, especially having different music for each verse. Also called durchkomponiert.
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    • Because the same music was used for every stanza, the possibilities for detailed word-painting were limited: this is the key difference between the frottola and the through-composed madrigal.
    • Henze's through-composed settings are rich in orchestral colour and character.
    • Perhaps the musical future will be more romantic, more through-composed, than classic (with Bachian closed forms) after all?

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