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accelerando, accel.

becoming quicker

2

accent

a stressed note

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ad libitum, ad lib.

at the liberty of the performer

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adagio

slow

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agitato

agitated

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alla, all'

in the manner of

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allargando, allarg.

broadening, becoming slower

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allegretto

fairly fast (a little slower than allegro)

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allegro

fast

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andante

moderately slow; at a walking pace

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andantino

a little faster than andante

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animato

lively, animated

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arco

on a bowed string instrument, resume bowing after a pizzicato passage

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a tempo

return to the original tempo

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attacca

proceed without a break

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ben, bene

well (for example, ben marcato: well marked)

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bewegt

moving

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calando

becoming slower and softer

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cantibile

in a singing style

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cedez

yield; hold the tempo back

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col, coll', colla, colle

with (for example, coll'ottova: with an added octave)

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comodo

at a comfortable, easy tempo

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con

with

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con brio

with vigor, spirit

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con espressione

with expression

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con fuoco

with fire

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con grazia

with grace

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con moto

with motion

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con sordino

with mute

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crescendo, cresc.

becoming louder