bar form

variants: or less commonly Bar form

Definition of 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 form— Paul Westermeyer, Let the People Sing, 2005 — compare abgesang , stollen entry 1

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Bar form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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