ritornello
(ree-tor-NEL-loe)


[It.]


A short, recurring instrumental passage in Baroque aria and concerti, particularly in a tutti section.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:

Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea,Act I, Scene 4, "Speranza tu mi vai"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 57

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