A repertoire (/ˈrɛpərtwɑːr/)[1] is a list or set of dramas, operas, musical compositions or roles which a company or person is prepared to perform.[2]

Musicians often have a musical repertoire. The first known use of the word repertoire was in 1847.[2] It is a loanword from the French language, as répertoire (French: [ʁe.pɛʁ.twaʁ]), with a similar meaning in the arts. This word, in turn, has its origin in the Late Latin word repertorium.[2]

The concept of a basic repertoire has been extended to refer to groups which focus mainly on performing standard works, as in repertory theater or repertoire ballet.[3]

See alsoEdit

  • setlist – a list of works for a specific performance
  • playlist – a list of works available to play
  • signature song – a musical composition most associated with a performer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones, Daniel (2003) [1917]. "repertoire". In Peter Roach; James Hartmann; Jane Setter (eds.). English Pronouncing Dictionary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 3-12-539683-2.
  2. ^ a b c "repertoire". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  3. ^ "Repertory Archive". American Ballet Theatre. 2010.