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1. A complete musical thought, concluded by a cadence, having two phrases, each usually two to eight measures in length, called the antecedent and the consequent
2. A time frame that encompasses a unique set of performance practices and styles. The main periods in Western music include Early Music (Pre-History to 600 CE); Medieval Music (Early Middle Ages - 600 to 1100 CE & Late Middle Ages - 1100 to 1450 CE); Renaissance (1450 to 1600 CE); Baroque (1600 to 1750 CE); Classical (1750 to 1825 CE); Romantic (1820 to 1900 CE); and Twentieth Century Music.
3. The performance of a composition in the style, and often performed on authentic instruments, that are historically accurate to the time in history in which the composition was written.


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