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  1. Chorister: member of choir especially its leader
  2. Contralto: lowest female voice
  3. Glee club: choral group usually large
  4. Hymn: religious or sacred song
  5. Libretto: words and texts of opera
  6. Leider: stylized German song
  7. Opera: drama in which text is entirely sung
  8. Baton: conductor’s light rd usually to keep time
  9. Conductor: leader of orchestra
  10. Consort : ensemble of singers and instrumentalists
  11. Improvisation : composition of music while performing it
  12. Recital : concert given by individual performer
  13. Ballad : slow sentimental romantic song
  14. Symphony: full orchestra
  15. Chantey : sailor’s work song
  16. Gospel : popular Christian church music
  17. Ditty : brief, humorous and simple song
  18. Riff : short melodic passage played on an instrument
  19. Unplugged : performed without electronic amplification or effects
  20. Virtuoso : performer with great skill or artistry

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