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chordal style
in vocal polyphony, a texture in which all the parts have the same rhythm and sing the same syllables simultaneously. Also called familiar style.
bene placito
at will, at pleasure
a pause or hold  
a piece of light and humorous style, usually in irregular form.
in a singing style
proudly, stately
courante, c, rente
an old dance in AB form, literally meaning "running". Usually in triple time, and the second of the standard movements of the suite. The Italian Corrente is much quicker than the more refined French Courante, which frequently shifted from 3/2 to 6/4 time.
gradually getting softer
buffa, buffo
comic, humorous
a composition for one or more solo instruments with orchestral accompaniment, usually written in three movements.