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In music theory, the recapitulation is the third major section of a movement written in sonata form. The recapitulation re-presents the thematic material that originally appeared in the exposition section, placing it all in the tonic key (that is, the overall key of the movement).

The recapitulation is not always a straightforward image of the exposition; it usually contains a secondary development section, and also sometimes rearranges the order of the musical material.

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