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a tempo
back to the original tempo
allargando
growing broader, louder and softer (allarg.)
allegretto
moderately fast, lively
andante
moderately slow, a walking speed
basso continuo
a characteristic of Baroque music consisting of a bass part that runs continuously throughout a work, also called thoroughbass.
cantabile
in a singing, graceful style
caprice
a musical form that reflects a fanciful, carefree style
col legno
strike the strings with the wood of the bow
con gusto
with precision and steady energy
corda
string
divisi
divide the parts or notes; in a two note chord the outside player plays the top note and the inside player plays the bottom note
dolce
sweetly, softly
doctrine of affections
theory in Baroque period that prescribed certain musical methods and figures for summoning or portraying individual emotions.

happiness - faster notes
sadness - minor keys and slower movement
anger - loudness and harsh discordant harmonies
gavotte
a pastoral dance of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries usually written in 2 or cut time
grace note
ornamentation used to decorate or embellish a melody