Repertoire

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Also see: Repertory theater or Repertoire (disambiguation).

A repertoire (/ˈrɛpəˌtwɑr/ or /ˈrɛpəˌtwɑː/) is a list or set of dramas, operas, musical compositions or roles which a company or person is prepared to perform.[1] Musicians often have a musical repertoire. The first known use of the word "repertoire" was in 1847.[1] It is a loan word from the French language, as "répertoire", with a similar meaning in the arts. The origin of the word is from the Late Latin word "repertorium".[1]

The concept of a basic repertoire has been extended to refer to groups which focus mainly on performing standard works, as in repertory theater or repertoire ballet.[2]

See also[edit]

  • setlist – a list of works for a specific performance
  • playlist – a list of works available to play
  • signature song – a musical composition most associated with a performer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Repertoire - Definition and More", Free Merriam-Webster, 2012, web: MW.
  2. ^ "American Ballet Theatre - Repertory Archive", ABT.org, 2010, webpage: ABT.