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A Cappella - Brillante
Callando - Dur
E - Incalzando
Lacrymosa - Non troppo
Obbligato - Ruhig
Scherzo - Sul ponticello
Tacet - Zu

Musical Terms


 

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ScherzandoPlayful
Scherzo A joke
ScherzosoPlayfully
Schnell (Ger.) Quick
Schneller (Ger.) Quicker
Sec(lit, dry.) Detached
SegnoA sign See Dal segno
Segue Go on with what follows
Sehr (Ger.) Very
Semplice Simple
SempreAlways
SenzaWithout
Senza sordiniWithout mutes (for string and brass players). See also Sordini
Sforzando
Sforzato
sf, sfz
Forcing, accented
SimileIn a like manner
Sin', SinoUntil
Slargando
Slentado
Gradually slower
SzforzandoDying away
SoaveGentle, smooth
Solenne.Solemn
Sonore Sonorous, full-toned
SopraAbove
Sordini Mutes. Con sordini: With mutes. A direction for string or brass players. Senza Sordini: (1) Without mutes (string and brass players). (2) For pianists, depress the pedal (thereby raising the dampers from the strings and permitting the strings to vibrate freely).
SospirandoSighing
SostenutoSustained
SottoBelow
Sotto voceIn an undertone
SpiccatoDetached, with springing bow. (A direction for string players.)
SpiritosoSpirited
StaccatoDetached
StaccatissimoVery detached
StrepitosoNoisy, boisterous
StringendoGradually faster
SuaveGentle, smooth
Subito Suddenly
SulOn
Sul GOn the G string (violin)
Suss (Ger.)Sweet
Sul ponticelloNear the bridge (a direction to string players)
 
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