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rallentando
growing slower
ohne Dampfer
without mute
ritenuto
more immediate slowing of tempo
ossia
otherwise (refers to alternate part)
ordinario
return to previous method of performance
Pult
Desk or stand, referring to the number of stands of performers for a part
perdendosi
Gradually dying away
Stimme
voice or voice part
piu mosso
more motion
retenu
held back
vivace
quickly, lively
smorzando
dying away
zuruckhaltend
Ritard
parlante
sung in a speaking style
vide
empty, cut, indicated by vi at beginning of cut and de at end
tres
very
segue
Proceed to next section
secco, sec
dry, simple
simile
in a similar manner
sempre
always
sordino
mute
tempo primo
at original tempo
tranquillo
calmly, quietly
ruhig
quiet, tranquil
portando la voce
vocal glissando
trill
rapid, unmeasured alternation between notes of different pitch, half and whole step interval
petit
Little
tutti
all, the entire ensemble
Partitur
The score
sostenuto, sostenendo
sustained
ritardando
gradually slowing
sforzando, sforzato
form of attack; emphasis
tenuto
sustained, held back
stringendo
quickening of tempo
piacere
at the performer's pleasure
stentando, stentato
delaying, holding back
senza
without
piu
more
seconda volta
second time
subito
immediate, suddenly
peu
a little
rubato
expressive flexibility of tempo
tremolo
quick repetition of same note, or between various pitches
sans timbres
without snares
staccato
separated
sotto voce
"under the voice" in a soft woice
poco
little
troppo
too much
niente
nothing
scherzando
playfully
suivez
follow, indicates where a soloist may take liberties
tacet, tacit
silent
sehr
very
poco a poco
little by little
schnell
quickly, fast
Zeitmass
tempo
nach
after, behind
premier mouvement
at the original tempo
presto
very quick tempo