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21 terms

Orchestra Semester 2 Final Review

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Detache
A series of notes played with alternating up and down bow strokes.
Spiccato
An off the string bowing played at the balance point of the bow, where the bouncing bow is easy to control.
Ricochet
The bow is "thrown" on the string in the upper third of the bow so that it will bounce a series fo rapid notes on the down-bow.
Con sordino
With mute.
Senza sordino
Without mute.
Con legno
Play by striking the string with the wood of the bow.
Largo
Broad and slow.
Rubato
A deliberate unsteadiness of tempo for expressive purposes.
Piu mosso
More motion, faster.
Meno mosso
Less motion, slower.
Con moto
With motion.
Legato
Smoothly.
Enharmonic
One note with two different names.
Tenuto
Held, sustained.
Casura
Gentle pause.
Da Capo
Go to the beginning of the piece and repeat.
Dal Segno
Go to the sign and repeat.
D.S. al coda
Repeat from the sign; skip to the coda when you get to the coda symbol.
D.C. al fine
Go to the beginning of the piece, stop when you reach fine.
Concerto Grosso
A piece of music for orchestra featuring a small group of soloists, called the consortino, contrasting with the larger group called the ripieno.
Chamber Music
Instrumental music performed by one player in each part like a duet, trio, or quartet.