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Ripieno is one of the elements of the Baroque concerto grosso. It describes the larger / main group of ensemble instruments.

The other concerto grosso elements include the:

In a concerto grosso, the small group of soloists (concertino) are combined and contrasted with the ensemble (ripieno).


In this example you can see the smaller Concertino in front of the larger Ripieno.

A movement from a concerto grosso by Baroque composer Handel.

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