|French to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Music / music
|French term or phrase: coda en trois mouvements|
|"Le retour du thème permet de plonger au cœur de la profondeur de l’arrangement et de dégager, dans une coda en trois mouvements développée à partir de la partition originale,..."|
coda in 3 movements/parts... I'm not sure of the correct terminology in music here
|English translation:coda in three movements|
An ending to a piece of music, standing outside the formal structure of the piece. Coda is the Italian word for tail (which comes from the Latin "cauda").
The language of musicology is mostly Italian (and some French) and these terms are rarely, if ever, translated. In this case, the author exercised some creative muscle and stretched the meaning a bit since a coda is supposed to be a short passage that musically puts a close to the composition. So a coda with three movements is a LONG ending!
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|thanks, yes, that's what was confusing me, I also thought coda's were too short for movements|
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