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WHS Changes in Tempo Choral Terms

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Ritardando (rit.)
Gradually slower
Ritenuto
A steady pace, but slower than preceding tempo
Rallentando (rall.)
Gradually slower
Allargando
Getting slower and broadening, keeping fullness of tone
Meno Mosso
Less movement; slower
Accelerando (Accel.)
Gradually faster
Con Moto
With movement
Piu Mosso
More movement: faster
Stringendo (string.)
Gradually faster
A Tempo
In time; generally implies a return to original rate of speed
Rubato
Temporary irregularity of time, lengthening certain notes at the expense of others
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