Music Forms

Musical Form, the structure of a musical composition. The term is regularly used in two senses: to denote a standard type, or genre, and to denote the procedures in a specific work. The nomenclature for the various musical formal types may be determined by the medium of performance, the technique of composition, or by function.

List of musical forms by era

Medieval

  • Estampie
  • Gregorian Chant
  • Motet
  • Organum
  • Saltarello

Renaissance

  • Ballade
  • Carol
  • Chanson
  • Galliard
  • Intermedio
  • Laude
  • Madrigal
  • Madrigal comedy
  • Madrigale spirituale
  • Mass
    • Cyclic mass
    • Parody mass
    • Paraphrase mass
    • Cantus firmus mass
  • Motet
  • Motet-chanson
  • Opera
  • Pavane
  • Ricercar
  • Tiento
  • Toccata

Baroque

  • Allemande
  • Cantata
  • Chaconne
  • Concerto
    • Concerto grosso
  • Fugue
  • Gavotte
  • Gigue
  • Mass
  • Minuet
  • Opera
    • Opera buffa
    • Opera seria
  • Oratorio
  • Partita
  • Passacaglia
  • Prelude
  • Sarabande
  • Sinfonia
  • Sonata
    • Flute sonata
  • Suite

Classical and Romantic

  • Bagatelle
  • Ballet
  • Carol
  • Concerto
    • Cello concerto
    • Clarinet concerto
    • Concerto grosso
    • Double bass concerto
    • Flute concerto
    • Oboe concerto
    • Piano concerto
    • Trumpet concerto
    • Viola concerto
    • Violin concerto
  • Étude
  • Impromptu
  • Intermezzo
  • Lied
  • Mass
  • Mazurka
  • March (music)
  • Nocturne
  •  Opera
    • Ballad opera
    • Opera buffa
    • Opera comique
    • Opera seria
    • Operetta
    • Overture
    • Singspiel
    • Zarzuela
    • Concert Aria
  • Oratorio
  • Polonaise
  • Prelude
  •  Quartet
    • Piano quartet
    • String quartet
    • Oboe quartet
  • Quintet
    • Piano quintet
    • String quintet
  • Requiem
  • Rhapsody
  • Rondo
  • Scherzo
  • Serenade
  • Sinfonia concertante
  •  Sonata
    • Piano sonata
    • Violin sonata
    • Viola sonata
    • Cello sonata
    • Flute sonata
    • Clarinet sonata
    • Bassoon sonata
  • Symphony
  • Waltz
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