realize

REEL-lize
[English, ]
Term used for the performing of a composition that is not notated in its entirety. For example, a figured bass may be realized by the continuo performer, even though the entire harmonization is not notated. Also, a solo performer will realize ornamentation that is not notated, but left to the taste and fancy of the performer.

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Last Updated: 2013-02-14 14:26:33