Definition of rounded binary form
- When the opening section of the three-phrase form has a strong cadence on V, it is generally classified as rounded binary form.
- —Charles Rosen, Sonata Forms, 1988
- Grieg's highly conventional rounded binary form (two halves, each repeated, with the second incorporating a modified recapitulation of the first) provides the foundation for Ellington's version.
- —Mervyn Cooke, in The Cambridge Companion to Jazz, 2002