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Section 25.5 Standard Forms in a Multimovement Classical Piece

Below are the forms commonly encountered in the various movements of Classical symphonies, string quartets, and sonatas.
  1. First movement: Sonata form
  2. Second movement: Ternary form (ABA), sonatina form, or five-part rondo
  3. Third movement: Minuet and Trio (Compound Ternary)
  4. Fourth movement: Rondo form, sonata form, or sonata rondo form