continuo continuo

Definition(s):

  • (n) a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played

Usage(s):

  1. A late 17th century opera, complete with basso continuo, cupids, and Venus' own recipe for happy love: I seldom vex a lover's ears With business or with jealous fears.
  2. The accepted practice is to accompany the singer with a small ensemble called the continuo, which usually consists of a harpsichord and low strings.

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    on July 10, 2013     Source: MedCity News

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