MUSICAL FORMS IN OPERA BUFFA ARIAS1
|•||with or without development;|
|•||triple return—of initial text, opening vocal music, and tonic key—may be blurred|
|•||in alternating tempi: e.g., A [slow] in I; B [fast] to V; A [slow] in I; B [fast] in I|
|•||may have faster envoi3|
|•||text through once or twice (occasionally more)|
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Publication information: Book title: The Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna:A Poetics of Entertainment. Contributors: Mary Hunter - Author. Publisher: Princeton University Press. Place of publication: Princeton, NJ. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 305.
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