bar form

noun
variants: less commonly

Bar form

Definition of bar form

  1. :  the formal design AAB used in music and poetry especially in the strophic songs of the Meistersingers of Germany As we have seen with other tunes, this one was shaped over time into a sturdy congregational version, once more in bar form … — Paul Westermeyer, Let the People Sing, 2005 — compare abgesang, 1stollen

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1943

First Known Use of bar form

1943


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