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French overture

french OE-ver-chur


A style of composition usually used as an introduction to a ballet, opera, or suite. It is divided into sections, the first being stately and regal, using dotted rhythms, the second section is lively and usually fugal, and if there is a third section, it is usually in imitation of the first section. This form originated in the 1650's.


Last Updated: 2016-05-25 14:25:00