2 Abbreviation Of The Regular Form

This consists chiefly in the

omission of the Principal theme after the Development (that is, in

beginning the Recapitulation with the Subordinate theme). Other

contractions, by omission of portions (Parts) of important thematic

members, during the Recapitulation, are also possible, but not so


An illustration of the omitted Principal theme may be found in

Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words, No. 5:--

Principal Theme, period, extended (measures 1-11, dissolved into


Subordinate Theme, phrase, repeated and extended (19-28). Codetta

(28-33). Double-bar.

Development (measures 34-58). Retransition (59-62).

Principal Theme--omitted.

Subordinate Theme, as before (63-76). Codetta.