Music 101: What Is a Reprise? Learn How Reprise Is Used in Music With Examples
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Aug 9, 2021 • 3 min read
Composers rarely intend for a piece of music to be played once and never again. That’s why pop songwriters repeat entire sections, classical composers use recapitulations, and Broadway creators bring back key songs during the course of a musical. These repetitions are known as a reprise.