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Violins, cello, basses

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    "ripieno" - what is meant by this expression in a music score, please? I read that in baroque concertos and concerti grossi the full orchestra, as opposed to the instrumental soloists, but still don't quite get it :help:

    Thanks for reading!
  2. bassist14


    Oct 17, 2005
  3. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    it kinda means "rythm section" in a way. everything that is not part of the solist "group" is the ripieno, so when the term ripieno appears in the score it kinda means tutti like bassist14 said
  4. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oh, I see, thank you.