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Okay... I'm going to take a stab at this. Note that while some of my answer will be from the perspective of Baroque music, much of it will still apply to some degree throughout the Classical and Romantic eras as well. First of all lets differentiate between the type of composition, and the form of that composition. By type of composition (there may be a ...


It depends what kind of type you aim, because classical music can be very different in its structure and form. Caleb Hines already posted a very detailed list about the forms. My answer is only an introduction and might not be suited perfectly for your question, but should give you a basic understanding about classical music. Sonata Sonata form is ...

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