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secco recitative

SEK-koe re-chee-tah-TEE-veh

[English, dry recitative]

A recitative, typically found in opera, oratorio, and cantata, which features a sparse accompaniment and moves with great freedom. The accompaniment will typically be a keyboard instrument or Continuo.

See Also

[French] sec
[Italian] secco


Last Updated: 2016-06-10 23:33:28