Set work: 'Something's Coming' from West Side Story

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Musical songs

solo song: the character sings about how they're feeling: in love, angry, happy, sad; it's a bit like an aria in an opera or oratorio

duet: a duet is similar to a solo except there are two people singing

action song: the words of the song tell you what's happening; it's a bit like a recitative in an opera or oratorio

chorus number: like the chorus in an opera or oratorio

Russell Meyers,
Jul 13, 2011, 6:17 AM