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(music) a gradual decrease in loudness

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grow quieter

gradually decreasing in volume

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he broke." In music, this tapering off is called a decrescendo. The opposite approach--a crescendo in the last word or two--is yet another possibility.
The new study showed that swelling crescendos appear to induce moderate arousal while decrescendos induce relaxation.
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.
Those decrescendos are elegantly sounded by Nunn's company, who lend a rare intimacy to the potentially cavernous Olivier space.
From the very softest to the very loudest, seven or eight degrees, exactly prescribed, sometimes in direct succession; not like waves with crescendos and decrescendos, but with the loudness changing from one note to the next.
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. Sharp brass accents then lucidly framed the inner architecture of the 90-minute performance by carefully emphasising the motifs from which the work is constructed.
Dynamics remain at piano except for brief crescendos and decrescendos. The rising soprano line relates to no particular tonality; the piano suggests E major via the right hand, but is often dissonant to the left hand pitches.
A student plays a phrase and adds onion skins of sound as the phrase crescendos, and takes away onion skins as the phrase decrescendos. The analogy of an onion skin helps the student to see, hear and then achieve fine gradations in sound variance.
These include extreme and rapid changes in dynamics, crescendos and decrescendos, long legato slurring over extended arpeggiated figures, use of the damper pedal, and a keyboard range that exceeds even the largest instruments (i.e., typically, [F.sub.1]-[f.sup.2], or occasionally [F.sub.1]-[g.sup.2]).
I was dissatisfied with my execution of the crescendos and decrescendos in the "A Section" of the work's scherzo movement.
You sang a few gorgeous decrescendos in the Berlioz.
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.