Fioritura |
Music Terms

Fioritura |

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terms and concepts, opera, vocals, singing

ital. fioritura, lit. – flowering

Various kinds of melodic ornaments (fast passage, melisma, etc.). They were written out by the composer in notes or introduced by the performer at his own discretion. The term is used primarily in the field of vocal music and is equivalent to the Italian term coloratura, which has become widespread in other countries. The art of grace reached its highest peak in Italian. opera in the 18th century Occasionally, the term “fiority” is used in relation to instrumental music. See also ornamentation.

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