[ pas-ij-wurk ]
/ ˈpæs ɪdʒˌwɜrk /
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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