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Definition of the noun alla breve
What does alla breve mean as a name of something?
- a musical time signature indicating two or four half notes to a measure
"Alla breve" is a book by Carl Engel.
- also known as "Alla breve, from Bach to Debussy"; "Alla breve; from Bach to Debussy"
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A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
ALLA BREVE—-ALLAHABAD, things or occurrences; et caetera. ALL rs ALL, everything. ALL-r-ooLs'-DAY, the first of April. ALL-Forms, a game at cards; moving on the legs and arms. ALL-HAIL, a phrase of salutation expressive of a wish for ...
To which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Elements of Music by Frederick Niecks
Alla breve. ) Tempo alla semibreve (It.). The same as tempo ordinario. Tempobezeichnung ( Ger.) ...
by Harry Newton Redman
Alla Breve -Every measure contains four beats, each represented by a half note or its equivalent.
by Thomas Busby
Alla Breve. (Ital.) A term denoting a certain species of quick common-time, or tempo ...
With a Short Prefatory Explanation of the Elementary Rules of Music by Sara Anne Carmichael, Samuel Macauley Jackson
EQUISONUS—ALLA BREVE. 5 Equisopus (Lat.) Unison, equal sounds. Esthetlcs , .The theory of taste, the science of the beautiful in art. Aeussere St1mmen (Ger.) The extreme parts. ,Aeusserit (Gen) Extremely; as, aeusserst rasch, extremely ...
A Dictionary of Three Thousand Musical Terms, etc. (Third edition, revised by J. A. Hamilton.). (1840)
by Thomas BUSBY
ALLA BREVE. (Ital.) A species of common time; a measure of two breves, formerly called Tempo di Capella, and in general use; but now seldom employed. See Tempo di Capella. ALLA CAccIA. (Ital.) In the style of music of the chase.
A new Dictionary of Music (1835)
by Esq. W. WILSON
Alla Breve, the quickest common time in ancient music. Its character, a large C with a perpendicular stroke drawn through it, is still retained, but the style is quite obsolete. The bar formerly contained...
by John Stainer, William Alexander Barrett
Alla breve (It.) A direction that the notes are to be made shorter; that is, the pace taken quicker than usual. It is generally found attached to movements having four or eight minims in a bar, and is expressed in the signature by (K The following ...
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Alla breve Meaning
Video shows what alla breve means. a time signature when the half note is the beat and there are two beats per measure. alla breve synonyms: cut time.
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