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heard running in succeeding variations through a wide range of difficult and
brilliant tricks of execution such as rapid scale passages, arpeggios, and double
and triple stops that dazzle the listener and make him oblivious to the simple
ble variations tend to be melodic variations. In comparison with his other
variations, they are less likely to have cadenzas and more likely to have elements
of harmonic, as well as melodic, variation. Examples occur in the Sonata in F
Major for ...
Such works, again, could be considered as variations on their vocal models.
During the Renaissance the parody mass became more and more popular as a
musical form. An existing polyphonic piece, sacred or secular, was taken as the
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