A Grammar of Music

A Grammar of Music

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...quicker. Non tanto, not too much. Sempre, always. Con moto, with motion. Col, or Con, with. A, in, by. Al, or Alia, like, in style of (Ital. dative). Ma. but. Ben, well. Ossia, or, to choose one kind of two. The terminations j "" V form, Ital. diminutive. E, and. Di, of the (genitive). Un, a ( indefinite article). Per, for. Senta, without. II.--Degrees of Movement, or Pace: "TEMPO." Grave (gravely, weighty), solemn, very slow. Largo (largely, broad), grand, very slow. Larghetto--diminutive of former--a little, or rather slow. Lento (lazy) slow. Maestoso (majestic), imposing, slow. Adagio (leisurely), slow. Andante (walking), gentle, not too slow. Andantino--its diminutive--rather, or pretty slow. Sostenuto (sustained), steady and quiet. Moderato (moderately), middling, neither slow nor fast. Allegretto--diminutive--rather quick. Allegro Moderato--a compound--moderately quick. Allegro (merry, gay), quick. Vivace (lively), animated, quick. Presto (nimble, hurried), very quick. Prestissimo--its superlative--most, or ext rem ely quick. Gradual Change in Pace. Accel, (accelerando), accelerated, gradually hurrying, quickening. String, (stringendo), contracting, quickening. Stretlo (draw close), hurrying, quickening to the end. Rail. (ralientando), slackening, loosening, getting slower. Sit. (ritardando), hesitating, slackening. Sitenuto (keep back), slacken more rapidly. Referring both to Pace and Sound. Mancando (ceasing, lessening), more in quickness than loudness. Calando (sinking), more in loudness than quickness. Smorzando (melting, extinguishing), fading away. Morendo (dying), getting slower and softer. 185.--Movements in olden times were taken in more moderate pace, so that an old Andante was meant quicker, an Allegro...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798902
  • 9781236798909