Definition of bridge passage in English:

bridge passage

noun

  • A transitional section in a musical composition leading to a new section or theme:

    ‘a bridge passage between two choruses’
    • ‘Akin to development is the ‘bridge passage’, which does not introduce new ideas but forms a link between two themes.’
    • ‘The coda begins at bar 200 like the bridge passage did.’
    • ‘A strong development section discusses all the main ideas, particularly in the first bridge passage.’
    • ‘A bridge passage leads to the second subject in the tonic key.’
    • ‘It is cast in the usual form of the normal piano rag, but with an additional eight-bar bridge passage.’