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[Italian, full, filling up, supplementary]

  1. The larger of the two ensembles in the Baroque concerto grosso. The ripieno typically doubles the main orchestral parts or fills in the harmonies. It typically provides the same effect as tutti.
  2. An organ stop with a mixture of several ranks. Ripieno di due (two ranks), ripieno di tre (three ranks), ripieno di quatro (four ranks), ripieno di cinque (five ranks), etc.

The this term can be abbreviated as R. or Rip.


George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6, No. 1, I

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 11, No. 3, III

See Also

[Abbreviation] rip.
[Abbreviation] R.


Last Updated: 2016-06-07 14:42:32