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(Fr. partie or voix; Ger. Part or Stimme; It. parte or voce).

1 The mus. from which a particular perf. or singer in an ens. works, e.g. bass part, ob. part. One speaks of ‘score and parts’, to denote the full score (containing all the parts) and the individual parts.

2 Individual line of notes to be perf. by any instr. or v., or group of instrs. or vv., thus, Fugue in 4 parts, etc.

3 A division of a large comp., e.g. Part I of The Dream of Gerontius. See also colla parte.

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