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return to the original tempo after some deviation
slow, leisurely tempo
a tempo marking indicating quick double time; i.e. 2/2 instead of 4/4
slowing of tempo, usually with increasing volume; most frequentlyoccurs toward the end of a piece.
rather slow, at a moderate walking pace
a composed song in which the text, melody, and accompaniment, areinterrelated to create a unified effect.
a self-contained composition for solo voice, usually with instrumentalaccompaniment and usually found within the context of an opera, oratorio orcantata
a short or partial breath to renew lung supply quickly
a congregational song or hymn of the German Protestant Church,originally for the entire congregation to sing
a semi-tone. There are 12 half-steps in an octave.
lowered, or reduced; generally refers to the lowering of a pitchchromatically by one half step
3 or more pitches sounded simultaneously or functioning as if soundedsimultaneously
the notes of a chord played in succession to one another, rather thansimultaneously; a broken chord
music that lacks a tonal center; absence of key
to the end, generally used after a repetition
4/4 meter, denoted C
repeat from the beginning of the composition
D.C. da cappo
the degrees of loudness in a musical work
a pause or hold
sweetly, usually also softly
ornamentation added to music to make it more beautiful oreffective, or to demonstrate the abilities of the performer