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LC control 85134980
LC classificationML442 History
MT49 Instruction and study
Topical headingContinuo
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Variant(s)Basso continuo
Figured bass
Thorough bass
Through bass
See alsoMusical accompaniment
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Scope noteHere are entered works on continuo. Musical compositions with continuo accompaniment are entered under headings that include the term "continuo" as a medium of performance, e.g. Trio sonatas (Violins (2), continuo).
Found inNew Grove, 2nd ed. WWW site, Mar. 27, 2002 (Thoroughbass: the Italian and more original term "basso continuo" has now largely replaced "thoroughbass" as (1) the English term for the art of accompaniment from a figured bass line, and (2) the name or label for such a bass line when issued as an instrumental part. Basso continuo: see Continuo)
New Harvard dict. mus. (thoroughbass, figured bass (Italian: basso continuo))
Web. 3 (thorough bass: continuo)
Amer. heritage dict., 3rd ed. (thoroughbass or thorough bass: see continuo)