decrescendo


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decrescendo

(dā″krĕ-shen′dō, dē″) [Italian decrescendo, decreasing]
Of heart murmurs, gradually becoming softer or quieter.
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3) The idea of a crescendo and decrescendo in Inferno as opposed to constant crescendo in Paradiso is noted by Claudia Schurr, Dante e la musica: dimensione, contenuto e finalita del messaggio musicale nella Divina Commedia (Perugia: Quaderni di esercizi.
Indeed, many scholars and performers will be surprised by just how unstable many textual details of these very mainstream works actually are; this covers such matters as Haydn's use of the mark >, which may not always carry its modern meaning of an accent and may sometimes be read instead as a decrescendo sign.
For example, a teacher might sing a student's name, "Ma-ry," to help the student produce a decrescendo in a two-note slur or sing "Go to here" at the point of climax in a phrase.
That impeccable blend and mellifluous tone was immediately apparent right from the start of the first two movements of the Piano Quintet, Opus 5, where the quartet's exemplary long decrescendos down to the micron level melted in the ear.
Callicutt found that cocobolo, bocote, pecan, osage orange and acrylic double reeds most resembled the decrescendos of female mallards.
She liked my phrasing--the crescendos and decrescendos were clear and comfortable.
The chamber conception not only manifested itself in the sound but also resulted in a finer gradation of essentially identical tempos (Andante) and a dynamically more restrained performance of the collective ensembles, only attaining expressive sonic apices in the oratorio's first and final parts, immediately broken up by Harnoncourt's signature decrescendos.
Heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow were found to change in response to musical crescendos and decrescendos.
Words, remembrance from death On shoulders of shadows Shapeless decrescendos Ebbing through echoes of air.
Ii is wonderful to hear Koffman's fingers working the keys as she decrescendos through a passage, to get the aural reminder of the work transpiring in the midst of playing (and praying).
A student plays a phrase and adds onion skins of sound as the phrase crescendos, and takes away onion skins as the phrase decrescendos.