Sometimes known as first movement form (because it is the structure commonly used for the first movement of a symphony). This term is used to describe the structure of the first movement of many sonatas, symphonies and often overtures. It falls into three sections:
- Exposition – where two key contrasting themes are introduced. These are in related keys
- Development – the section where these key themes are developed
- Recapitulation – where the key themes are heard again, this time in the same key
A interactive classroom listening activity which is an analysis of Mozart's Symphony No.40
Introductory lesson on the Sonata Form.
- Exposition (H)