A Dictionary of Two Thousand Italian, French, German, English, and Other Musical Terms: With Their Significations and Usual Abbreviations; Also, an Explanation of Musical Characters ...

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E. J. Jaques, 1842 - Music - 110 pages
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Page 11 - ANDA'NTE (Italian), in Music, implies a movement somewhat slow and sedate, but in a gentle and soothing style. This term is often modified, both as to time and style, by the addition of other words — as A.
Page 106 - A bind or ta'e, which connects two or more notes of the same name into one longer note. ,^ A pause, which lengthens at will the duration of a note or rest.
Page 89 - A piece for three instruments. In England the word is also applied to a piece for three voices, but incorrectly, terzetto being the proper appellation.
Page 47 - The name of any composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is perpetually repeated to an ever-varying melody. Ground bass. A bass consisting of a few simple notes, intended as a theme, on which, at each repetition, a new melody is constructed. Group. Several short notes tied together.
Page 41 - ... al.) End at ; play as far as. Final. An old application given to the last sound of a verse in a chant which, if complete, is on the key-note of the chant ; if incomplete, on some other note in the scale of that key.
Page 95 - A voluntary: an introductory performance on the organ, either extemporaneous or otherwise; also, a species of toccata, generally in two or three movements, calculated to display the capabilities of the instrument and the skill of the performer.
Page 41 - Flautando (It.)(fla-oo-Ai»-do.) ) flu teFlautátO (It.) (flä-oo-Az-tö.) \liketane; that quality of tone obtained by drawing the bow smoothly and gently across the strings over that end of the finger-board nearest the bridge.
Page 31 - From the beginning; an expression placed at the end of a movement to indicate that the performer must return to the first strain. In such a case...
Page 20 - A cadence, or close, at the termination of a song or other movement, introducing some fanciful and extemporaneous embellishment. In modern music the cadenza is generally written in small notes.
Page 10 - High ; an expression applied to those notes which lie between F, on the fifth line in the treble staff, and G, on the fourth ledger line above.

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