concerto grossoconcerto gros·so
nounpl. concerti gros′si
a composition for a small group of solo instruments, as a trio, contrasted with and accompanied by a full orchestra
Origin of concerto grossoIt, literally , big concerto
nounpl. concerti grossi,
A composition for a small group of instrumental soloists and an orchestra.
Origin of concerto grossoItalian concerto concerto grosso large