(German) Measure; bar.
The time or speed at which a piece should be performed.
(Italian) At a brilliant, showy rate or pace.
(Italian) Pace of the piece is at the soloist's convenience and accommodation.
(Italian) A favorite term during the Baroque era (1600-1750). It means that the tempo should feel right and be governed by the style of the piece.
TEMPO PRESTO PRIMO
(Italian) Return to a fast, rapid pace as at the beginning.
(Italian) Return to the first tempo.
(Italian) Literally "to rob." The tempo is governed by the melodic importance of the notes; hastening unimportant notes and dwelling on notes that emphasize the expressiveness of the
(French) Tender; stretch; strain.
(French) Tenderly; gently.
(Italian) With tender emotion; softly.
(Italian) Abbreviated "ten." Stress the note by holding it to its full value.
(Italian) In a tranquil, peaceful style.
(German) Funeral music.
(Italian) With a quivering, fluttering of the tone.
(Italian) A rapid alternation of tones; or on a stringed instrument, rapid alternation of up-bows and down-bows.
The rapid alternation of a principal note with its auxiliary a minor or major second higher.
(Italian) Triumphant; majestic.
(Italian) Indicates that the entire ensemble joins in, usually indicated after a solo passage.
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