OBBLIGATO, or Obligato, in the modern sense, a musical. term (adopted from the Italian, and strictly meaning obligatory or binding) for an instrumental accompaniment to a musical composition which, while in one way independent, is included by the composer on purpose and in a prescribed form, instead of. being left to the discretion (ad libitum) of a performer.
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