bar form

noun
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 WestermeyerLet the People Sing2005
— compare abgesang , 1stollen

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First Known Use of bar form

1943


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