bar form

noun

variants or less commonly Bar form
: 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 formPaul Westermeyer, Let the People Sing, 2005
compare abgesang , stollen entry 1

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bar form was in 1943

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“Bar form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bar%20form. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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