Composed in 1911, when Sekles was around 39 years old
allegretto—moderately quick tempo. slower than allegro but faster than andante
allegro—fast, lively tempo
andante—moderately slow tempo (e.g. walking). Faster than adagio but slower than allegretto
capriccio, caprice, capriccioso, capricieux, capricieuse—a short character piece, typically in a humorous, fanciful, or playful manner. The concept juxtaposes the improvisatory free-form fantasy against the more formal, "serious" and logically "worked-out" sonata forms.Within a caprice, the range of expression may well include the serious and dark as well as demanding extraordinary technical skills such as a prelude or etude.
chamber music, Kammermusik [G], Musique de chambre [F], Musica da camera [I]—"Classical Music" for a small ensemble, generally 8 or fewer players with a canonical emphasis on 3-6 players
divertimento [I], divertissement [F]—amusement, diversion, entertainment, even table music; Typically, a suite of movements (often more than 4) often intended for diversion and pleasure of a lighthearted nature suitable for social occasions. Typically implies a smaller chamber ensemble. The name was common in 18th century for a variety of music, some of which was more serious and profound than its title would suggest. The French divertissement can apply to an entr'acte: dances and airs from other acts.
quartet, quatuor [F], quartett [G], quartetto [I]—ensemble or work for four players the most important examples being the string quartet and the piano quartet
string quartet, Streichquartett [G], quatuor à cordes [F], quartetto d'archi [I], quartetto di cordi [I]—an ensemble as well as music written for that ensemble comprising 2 violins, viola and cello. This is one of the essential genres / forms / ensembles of chamber music and arguably a critical "core" of "classical" music. Explore the string quartet.
tema con variazioni, con variazioni, Tema e variazioni, theme and variations, Thema mit Variationen [G], Thème varié [F]—a common movement form featuring an initial theme followed by a series of variations on that theme, each of which adjusts any number of parameters to achieve variety, e.g. tempo, rhythm, key, instrumentation, etc.A challenge to the composers ingenuity and a delight for the listener
variation, variazione, variatio, variato, variata—a modified re-iteration of a previous theme, reprise, couplet, etc. The music is varied, embellished or creatively transformed for variety while maintaining a unity relationship with the original. See "Theme and Variations."
with thinking heart and feeling mind, I'll embody your muse, thy soul divine