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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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The animated quality of the work is intensified by the continuously rising and falling lines, paralleled by gentle crescendos and decrescendos.
Durations in music, as I usually compose them (with electronic means, for example), are sometimes malleable, so that notes also permit crescendos and decrescendos with an internal evolution of color, and one can listen into the sound, as if into a substance.
The singer should strive for an evenly measured crescendo and decrescendo.
Decrescendo exercises and soft singing are useful for helping these singers.
When I sing the Faust aria, I always make a decrescendo when I sing the high C.
I was dissatisfied with my execution of the crescendos and decrescendos in the "A Section" of the work's scherzo movement.
From this very aggresive section, the music gradually decrescendos, and the marimba begins punctuating the first beat of each measure with a loud chord, while the bass clarinet fills in the remainder of the measure with decelerating scale and chord passages.
Hudson explains her editorial choices in both the critica l commentary and her thoughtful introductory discussion of notational variations in Verdi's slurs, crescendos, decrescendos, and accents.
Moreover, we might reasonably hope that, were a sensitive conductor to implement the many corrections made in this new edition - just in the placement of crescendos and decrescendos, for example - a more appropriately nuanced performance would be the result.