(French) A melodic or harmonic sequence used to create a sense of resolution, usually found at the end of phrases.
(Italian) Abbreviated "cad." An ornamental passage introduced near the close of a movement designed to allow soloists to highlight their technical skill.
(Italian) Growing softer and usually slower.
(Italian) Perform with calmness and tranquillity.
(French) Calm and peaceful.
CALME, MAIS BIEN EXPRESSIF
(French) Perform calmly and tranquilly but with expression and feeling.
(Italian) Passionately; with great feeling.
(French/Italian) A strict form of imitation in which succeeding entrances take up the theme note for note.
(Italian) In a singing, vocal style.
(Italian) In a singing, flowing style.
(French) Caressing; comforting.
(French) A carillon is a group of bells that can be rung using a special keyboard.
(Italian) Growing slower.
(French) Slow down.
(Italian) A short passage ending a movement.
(Italian) Resume the previous tempo.
COMME AU DÉBUT
(French) Perform the tempo and style as marked at the beginning of the piece.
CON ALCUNA LICENZA
(Italian) Perform with a certain freedom or license in regard to tempo.
(Italian) With love.
(Italian) With animation and vivaciousness.
(Italian) With boldness, dash and brilliance.
(Italian) With brilliance and brightness.
(Italian) With sweetness and softness.
(Italian) With grief or pain.
(Italian) With grief or great sadness.
(Italian) With emphasis and resolution.
(Italian) Abbreviated "con espr." or "con espress." With expression and feeling.
(Italian) With force.
(Italian) With fire.
(Italian) With grace.
(Italian) With motion; movement.
(Italian) With passion and ardor.
(Italian) With dash and impetuosity.
(Italian) With spirit.
CON TUTTA FORZA
(Italian) With all available forcefulness.
(French) An ornament in which the primary note is held, followed by notes that fill in, scale-like, to the next written note.
(French) Short and brief.
(Italian) Abbreviated "cresc." Becoming gradually louder.
(French) With a brassy tone, particularly on the French horn.
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