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Rondo and Sonata-Rondo Form

Rondo Form
This form features an easily recognizable melody ("Theme") that returns two or three times in alternation with contrasting material. (This differs from Baroque ritomello form which features a returning tutti group.

Rondo Form - Music Theory Notes Example

Sonata-Rondo Form
The rondo concept can be combined with the harmonic plan of Sonata Form (tonal exposition, development and recapitulation) to create the hybrid sonata-rondo form:

Sonata-Rondo Form - Music Theory Notes Example

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