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1

pedale, ped.

pedal

2

pesante

weighty, with emphasis

3

pianissimo, pp

very soft

4

piano, p

soft

5

piu

moe

6

piu mosso

more movement (quicker)

7

pizzicato

on a bowed string instrument, pluck the string instead of bowing

8

poco

little

9

poco a poco

little by little

10

prestissimo

as fast as possible

11

presto

very fast

12

primo, prima

first; the upper part of a duet

13

quasi

almost, as if

14

quindicesima alta, 15ma

two octaves higher

15

rallentando, rall.

slowing down

16

risoluto

resolute

17

ritardando, rit.

slowing down gradually

18

ritenuto, riten.

suddenly slower, held back

19

rubato

with some freedom of tempo to enhance musical expression

20

scherzando

playful

21

schnell

fast

22

sehr

very

23

semplice

simple

24

sempre

always, continuously

25

senza

without

26

sforzando, sf, sfz

sudden strong accent of a single note or chord

27

simile

continue in the same manner as has just been indicated

28

sonore

sonorous

29

sopra

above

30

sostenuto

sustained