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Moto Perpetuo or Perpetuum mobile. Per the Wikipedia: literally meaning "perpetual motion", has two distinct meanings: pieces of music, or parts of pieces, characterised by a continuous steady stream of notes, usually at a rapid tempo, or whole pieces, or large parts of pieces, which are to be played repeatedly, often an indefinite number of times.


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I think you have a slight misconception of how a feeling of rest is given in music. Yes baroque music did have the tendency to just go on but that does not mean it could not have places of rest. The effect of rest or pause can be given by just the use of a longer note value. If you have a piece in 3/4 time and it is mostly quavers and crotchet the use of a ...



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