Glossary of Musical Terms

Our glossary of musical terms lets you look up any musical term unfamiliar to you, and comes to us courtesy of our good friends at Naxos.

Opera seria
Operetta
Opus
Oratorio
Orchestra
Orchestration
Organ
Ostinato
Overture
Pantomime
Part
Partita
Passacaglia
Passion
Pastorale
Pavan
Pentatonic
Percussion
Performance practice
Philharmonic
Phrase
Piano
Piano Trio
Pianoforte
Piccolo