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[Italian, without pausing, continuous]

A continuous accompaniment found in Baroque music normally consisting of a bass-pitched instrument (such as cello, bassoon, or double bass) and a keyboard instrument (typically the harpsichord). This practice was eventually abandoned after the Baroque period.

See Also

[Italian] basso continuo


Last Updated: 2016-05-22 01:26:13