concert overture. An independent one-movement orch. work to open a concert, but not the ov. to an opera. Many concert ovs. are in sonata form, others are practically symphonic-poems, e.g. one of the first of the genre, Mendelssohn's The Hebrides, and among later examples, Elgar's Cockaigne and In the South.
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