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Italian for 'the same part.' An indication to play the same part as another (written-out) part, or to keep in tempo with another (flexibly performed) part. If the other part is vocal, the term colla voce (It.: 'with the voice') may be used.
An indication of the point at which a piece finishes, used particularly in those forms (e.g. in da capo arias or minuet and trio movements) where the notation ends with the second section, but the performance ends with the repeat of the first.
Italian for 'the same pace.' A direction to maintain the tempo in spite of apparent disturbances, particularly changes of time signature or note value.
a full musical score showing each part on a separate line or staff
A direction to pluck the string(s) of a (generally bowed) instrument with the fingers.
more than one soloist
In string playing, an instruction to bow (or occasionally pluck) near or over the fingerboard (see Bow). This reduces the higher harmonics, resulting in an ethereal tone (see Acoustics, §II, 7). Composers occasionally use the term Flautando to call for this effect.
Latin for 'he is silent.' An indication found in vocal and instrumental parts, mainly when a performer is silent for a whole movement.
Italian for 'first pace.' After a change of tempo in the course of a composition, the indication tempo primo directs that its opening pace is to be resumed.
Italian for 'all.' A word used in musical contexts primarily as a contrast to soli or solo
another name for cut time, where note shapes diminish in relative value in the ratio 2:1.
a minor third below, C and below is A
Eb alto saxophone
one octave higher
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