|Rondo Form||Theory Things William Wieland|
Classical rondos alternate a tonic|
refrain with contrasting episodes.
A = Refrain = Rondo = Rondo Theme
(other letters) = Episodes = Couplets
Transitions often link these sections.
|Final movements of classical concertos are often in rondo form. The orchestra may present the initial refrain, repeated immediately by the soloist, or vice versa.|
|Fun examples: Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride, John Williams Raiders March|
|The baroque ritornello form is similar to classical rondo form, but only the first and last refrains are in tonic. Examples include Handel Concerto Grossi.|