1) In music, polyphonic. Warehouse initial or repeated presentation of a theme or motive in any voice or voices (for example, P. themes in the lower voice, stretta P. themes, P. motive in the form of a canonical sequence for different instruments).
2) Complete or relatively complete initial or repeated presentation of the theme in developed homophonic forms (for example, P. of the refrain in rondo, P. of the theme of the side part in the development of sonata form, final P. of the leitteme in the code of the sonata-symphonic cycle, etc. .).
3) A section of the fugue, characterized by the introduction of the theme and the answer in all voices (for example, the exposition is the first, the repercussion is the second P. in the fugue); the term is not commonly used.
V. P. Frayonov