diminuendo


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(music) a gradual decrease in loudness

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gradually decreasing in volume

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* Longer phrases generally crescendo in the middle and then strongly diminuendo at the end.
The chapter ends with a brief account of the genesis and pre-NJF '56 history of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" and of Gonsalves's lengthy solos during its "interval."
Distanced from the poverty of their parents and assimilated to American culture they fasten onto immigrant tales and seem to write in diminuendo about their own experiences.
diminuendo of sun blue sky holds off the darkness still growing at
In addition, Cecil has twice before completed the Epsom/Irish Oaks double with Diminuendo in 1988 and Ramruma 11 years later.
Horse Racing: Who rode Diminuendo to victory in the Oaks?
a couple years ago, it was the first time since eighth grade band class that I had actually thought about "dynamics." You know, terms like staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, fortissimo to legato mezzo piano andante?
Hefting half a dozen pieces of luggage, one often balanced on her head, Susie would lilt into and sustain a wordless rich diminuendo as she moved toward the outside loading cart.
In fairness to the record industry however, nothing short of a molto diminuendo has been taking place in record sales over the past few years; record sales in the UK dropped from 52.5m in 2002 to 35.9m in 2003 and spending on singles last year was down an astonishing 59%.
A snake was an undulant, sibilant rhythm full of crescendo and diminuendo on top of which he added imagistic details--surging arms, bobbing head, and half-lidded, knowing eyes all slipping in a serpentine dance downstage.
The principal reason that newspaper stocks did so well last year was that advertising performance was in crescendo while newspaper costs were in diminuendo. The happy combination of higher revenue and lower costs propelled newspaper companies' earnings per share to a 16 percent gain over 1998.
There seemed to be a significant diminuendo in audience response from Bill Strauss' first helping of spoonerisms to his second.
Baptista can also summon from birds the rhythm and volume modulations that human composers employ: an accelerando in the wood warbler's windup, a swelling crescendo from the Heuglin's robin-chat, a fading diminuendo from the Swainson's thrush, and so on.
Whereas this trill is given a hairpin crescendo, the remainder of the orchestra is marked diminuendo from m.
Montgomery claims that in Schubert's music' the consistent tempo framework indicated by stable metres plus a lack of numerous ritardando/ accelerando markings is probably his strongest inheritance from the Wiener Klassik ...' Curiously, he does not take Schubert's diminuendo markings into account in this regard.(23) Furthermore, the equal legitimacy of tempo fluctuation and free embellishment so attacked by both Kagan and Montgomery is affirmed by Schilling, whose list of embellishments that the performer may add to the printed text includes the usual conventional ornaments but also `on the one hand ...