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SC All-County

2010 Senior Band All-County Terms

a poco a little; gradually
leggiero lightly
a tempo in time; generaly implies a return to original rate of speed
lento very slow
maestoso majestically
accelerando gradually faster
marcato marked; with emphasis
adagietto slow, but not as slow as adagio
marcia march style
adagio very slow
marziale martial
agitato agitated; rapid
meno less (such as ****-mosso-less movement: slower)
al fine to the finish
alla in the style of (such as **** marcia-in the style of a march)
mezzo medium; half (such as **** forte-medium loud; ***** piano-medium soft)
moderato moderately
allargando gradually slower and broader
molto very
allegretto light and moderately quick, but not as fast as allegro
morendo dying away
mosso motion; movement
allegro rapid; lively
moto motion; movement
andante moderately slow but moving
non troppo not too much
andantino generally a little quicker than andante
opus a musical work or composition
animato animated; spirited
appassionato intensely; passionately; with deep feeling
ottava (8va)-an octave (such as ****** alta-octave higher; ****** bassa-octave lower)
arioso in a vocal style
pesante heavily; with emphasis
assai very (such as allegro *****-very fast)
pianissimo (pp) very softly
ben well (such as *** marcato-well marked)
piano (p) softly
brillante brillantly
piu more (such as *** lento-slower; *** mosso-faster)
calando gradually slower and softer
cantabile in a singing style
poco a little (such as **** animato-a little more animated; **** meno-a little less)
chromatic by semi-tones
poco a poco little by little
coda the final added measures of a musical composition
prestissimo very fast; more so than presto
presto very fast
con with
primo first
con amore with tenderness
rallentando gradually slower
con amina with animation; spirited
religioso in solemn style
con brio with spirit; brilliantly
ritardando gradually slower
con forza with force
ritenuto a steady pace, but slower than preceding tempo
con fuoco with fire, energy
con grazia with graceful style
rubato temporary irregularity of time, lengthening certain notes at the expense of others
con spirito with spirit, brillance
scherzando in light, playful style
crescendo gradually louder
da capo from the beginning
scherzo playfully (usually in rapid tempo with rhythmic and dynamic contrasts)
dal segno from the sign
segno the sign
decrescendo gradually softer
sempre always; continually
diminuendo gradually softer
senza without
dolce sweetly
sforzando (sfz) forced; with emphasis
energico energetically
simile the same (continue in same manner)
etude a study
smorzando dying away
fermata a hold or pause
soli more than one performer in unison
forte (f) loud
solo a composition or passage for one performer
fortissimo (ff) very loud
sordino mute (consordino-with mute; senza sordino-without mute)
forzando forcefully accented
furioso furiously
sostenuto sustained
giocoso joyfully
staccato separated, detached style
grandioso grand or noble style
stringendo gradually faster
grave very slow and solemn
subito suddenly
grazioso gracefully
tacet silent
l'istesso the same (such as l'istesso tempo-the same speed)
tempo time; speed
tempo di valse waltz time
larghetto slow, but not as slow as largo
tenuto sustain full value
larghissimo very slow; more so than largo
valse waltz
largo very slow
veloce very fast
legato smooth and connected
vivace vivacious; lively
vivo lively; brisk
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