passagework

[ pas-ij-wurk ]
/ ˈpæs ɪdʒˌwɜrk /

noun Music.

writing that is often extraneous to the thematic material of a work and is typically of a virtuosic or decorative character: passagework consisting of scales, arpeggios, trills, and double octaves.
the performance of such writing: The pianist's passagework is brilliantly clear and smooth.

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Origin of passagework

First recorded in 1860–65; passage1 + work
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