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Adagietto

Rather slow but faster that adagio

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Ad libitum, ad lib

At choice meaning that a passage may be played freely

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Agitato

Agitated

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Alla breve

With a minim beat equivalent to 2/2 implying a faster tempo than the note values might otherwise suggest

Bourree

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Amore

Love (amoroso: loving)

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Anima

Soul spirit (con anima can mean with feeling or spirited)

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Animato

Animated, lively (animando, becoming more lively)

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Ben

Well

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Brio

Vigor (con brio: with vigor, lively)

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Comodo

Convenient at a comfortable speed

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Deciso

With determination

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Delicato

Delicate

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Energico

Energetic

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Forza

Force

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Largamente

Broadly

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Leggiero

Light nimble

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Marcato

Emphatic or accented

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Marziale

In a military style

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Mesto

Sad

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Pesante

Heavy

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Prima, primo

First

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Risoluto

Bold or strong

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Ritmico

Rythmically

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Rubato, tempo rubato

With some freedom of time

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Scherzando, scherzoso

Playful or joking

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Seconda, secondo

Second

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Semplice

Simply

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Sempre

Always

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Stringendo

Gradually getting faster

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Subito

Suddenly

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Tanto

So much

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Tranquillo

Calm

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Triste, tristamente

Sad or sorrowful

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Volta

Time (prima volta, first time; seconda volta, second time

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Largo

Slow and stately

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accelerando

gradually getting quicker

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adagio

slow

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allegretto

fairly quick but not as quick as allegro

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andante

at a medium walking speed

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cantibile

in a singing style

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crescendo

gradually getting louder

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da capo or DC

repeat from the beginning

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dal segno or DS

repeat from the sign

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decrescendo

gradually getting quieter

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diminuendo

getting gradually quieter

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fine

the end

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f = forte

loud

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ff = fortissimo

very loud

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legato

smoothly

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lento

slow

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mezzo

half

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mf = mezzo forte

moderately loud literally half loud

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mp = mezzo piano

moderately quiet literally half quiet

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p = piano

quiet

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pp = pianissimo

very quiet

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poco

a little

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rallentando or rall

getting gradually slower

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ritardando or rit

getting gradually slower

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ritenuto or rit

held back

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staccato

detached

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tempo

speed, time (a tempo; in time)

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a

at to by for in in the style of

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al, alla

to the, in the manner of (all marcia; in the style of a march)

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allargando

broadening (getting a little slower and a little louder)

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andantino

slightly faster than andante (but may also mean slightly slower)

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assai

very (allegro assai; very quick)

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con, col

with

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dolce

sweet, soft

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giocoso

playful or merry

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grave

very slow; solemn

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larghetto

rather slow (but not as slow as largo)

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largo

slow; stately

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ma

but

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maestoso

majestic

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meno

less

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molto

very, much

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mosso, moto

movement (menomosso; slower; con moto with movement)

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non

not

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piu

more

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presto

fast (faster than allegro)

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sf, sfz (=sforzando or sforzato)

forced, accented

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senza

without

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simile

in the same way

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sostenuto

sustained

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tenuto

held

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troppo

too much (non troppo; not too much)

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vivace, vivo

lively, quickk