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Definition of moderato

What does moderato mean?

adjective satellite

  1. (of tempo) moderate

Alternative definition


  1. [music] describing a passage having this mark


  1. [music] played in this style


  1. [music] A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played at a moderate tempo
  2. [music] A passage having this mark


"Moderato" is a musical album of Nina Morato.

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Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

moderato (It., "moderate") A tempo generally viewed as falling between andante and allegro; also used as a modifier for either of those tempos, e.g., Allegro moderato (Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 2, first movement) and Andante moderato ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

Moderato. Presto. Execution. 2. A turn between two notes on different degrees (or four small notes between). Written. Execution.

Google previewMusic Lovers' Encyclopedia (1919)

Containing a Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Terms, Instruments, &c., Including a Key to the Pronunciation of Sixteen Languages, Many Charts; an Explanation of the Construction of Music for the Uninitiated; a Pronouncing Biographical Dictionary; the Stories of the Operas; and Numerous Biographical and Critical Essays by Distinguished Authorities by Rupert Hughes

Moderato. or CRACOVIENNE Full of syncopa •ns and unexpected ac r..BnA<. CZARDAS. Hungarian national dance, beginning with a slow, sad Las- saa, followed by a fiercely rapjd priska Tne rhythm IS too varied to plot, but this germ usually ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (2006)

by Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe

The solemn Kyrie (Andante moderato; E flat major) has an ABA' form and alternates between solo quartet and chorus. The 'Panis vivus' (Allegro aperto; B flat major) is a heroic tenor aria with extended ritornellos, impressive coloratura and a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English (2000)

by Olive Classe

Four Novels, with an introduction by Germaine Bree, New York: Grove Press, 1965; London: Calder and Boyars, 1 966 (contains The Square, translated by Pitt -Rivers and Irina Morduch; Moderato Cantabile, translated by Richard Seaver; ...

Google previewUniversity Musical Encyclopedia: University dictionary of music and musicians (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

18, Allegro moderato in C major Gatten"; No. 12, Selig durch for Piano; No.

Google previewUniversity Musical Encyclopedia: Musicians' practical instructor (1914)

by Louis Charles Elson

Larglietto, less broadly ; Adagio, slowly; Lento, gently: Andante, going or moving, now a slow tempo; Andantino, less slow than Andante;1 Moderato, moderately ; Allegretto, somewhat cheerfully; Allegro, cheerfully, now meaning fast; Presto, ...

Google previewFavorite Piano Solos Blue Ribbon Encyclopedia (1997)

Level Two by Carole Flatau

-2-2 ALLEGRO MODERATO a musical conversation 」 138・I60 礒 JON GEORGE. 65 等 ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

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Scrabble value of M3O1D2E1R1A1T1O1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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