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The origins of the typical musical form of the concerts

The original meaning of the word concert is “together”. It is probably derived from the Latin sconsertu (from conserere, “tie together”) is indicating a vocal instrumental composition. First examples so named are the Ecclesiastical Concerts for eight voices with organ by Adriano Banchieri of 1595. And the Hundred Ecclesiastical Concerts one, two, three and four …

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