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The additional but subordinate music used to support a melodic line. In piano music, for example, the left hand often performs chords which serve as an accompaniment for the melody performed by the right hand. Similarly, a solo musician is often accompanied by a piano or an orchestra

The abbreviation for accompaniment and accompany is acc.


Recitative: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, Act I, "Ah!. del padre in periglio"

See Also

[English] accompany


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