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Definition of the adverb ottava

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  1. [music] One octave higher. Marking indicates a passage to be transposed up one octave. Abbreviation: 8va.

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Google previewAntonio Salieri and Viennese Opera (1998)

by John A. Rice

Trimetro's ottava is a mock-heroic poem in praise of ignorance: “Canto del tuo splendor, vasta ...

Google previewThe Musician (1917)

The word Ottava means in the octave. In this particular ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

Allthree poems are linkedformally by Koch's useof the eightline stanza form, ottava rima,derived from the Italian Renaissance poets Ariosto and from Lord Byron's Don Juan. The multiple implications of thetitle, Seasons onEarth, also circulate ...

Google previewStainer and Barrett's Dictionary of Musical Terms (1898)

by John Stainer, William Alexander Barrett

Ohne Pedal Org Organ |7 j Ottava 8TMalta ...Ottava alta 8TM bas. ...Ottava bassa P Piano Ped Pedal Perd Perdendosi P.F Piu forte Piang Piangendo Pianiss. ...Pianissimo Pizz ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Otsuzumi : Japanese drum Ottava (Italian) : Octave. Often written 8ve. All'ottava, at the ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: The great composers, part 2. Critical and biographical sketches on modern music ; Pronouncing dictionary of musical terms ; Biographical dictionary of musicians (1918)

All Ottava Al seg. . Al segno Andno Andantino Andte Andante Animo - Animato Arc. Coll arco, or arcato Ardo Ardito Arpo Arpeggio A t.

Google previewA Dictionary of Musical Terms (1876)

by John Stainer

Coll' ottava Ag” ...... - Col Vo. ...Colla voce A: --- } Agitato C Con espresAll”......... Allegro on. esp. sione Allgtt” ...Allegretto...

Coll' ottava Andoe ...... Andante Co 1mo ...... Canto primo Anim” ...... Animato Co. 1" ...Come primo Arc Coll Arco, or C * .

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Musical Terms (1884)

To which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Elements of Music by Frederick Niecks

Alius or Alto accelerando accompaniment accrescendo Adagio ad libitum Alleluia affettuoso affrettando agitato Allegro Allegretto all' ottava al segno And ami no Andante animato arcato, or coll* arco arpeggio a tempo Bau or Bassoon basso ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

for coll' ottava; c.o.b., coll' ottava bassa. See Coll' ottava. COBLA COLLECT Cobla [Cat.]. The popular dance band of Catalonia. 180.

Google previewPronouncing Dictionary and Condensed Encyclopedia of Musical Terms, Instruments, Composers, and Important Works (1880)

by William Smythe Babcock Mathews

Ottava (Ital. 6t-tS'-vS). An octave or eighth. Ottava afta (Ital. Bl-ta*), the octave above, or an octave higher. Marked %va „ Ottava bftssa (Ital. bas-sif).

Google previewThe New Universities Dictionary ... (1922)

by George Jotham Hagaqr

ottava, an octave. ' ottava alta, an octave higher. ottava bassa, an octave lower.

Google previewHandbook of Music and Biographical Dictionary (1911)

Containing Concise Sketches of Over 2000 Prominent Composers and Explanations of More Than 3000 Musical Terms

Ol Ottava o .....: . Arpeggio Colvo. . . . . . Colla voce A tem.

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L'Ottava Rima

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Ottava Meaning

Video shows what ottava means. One octave higher. Marking indicates a passage to be transposed up one octave. Abbreviation: 8va.. Ottava Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of O1T1T1A1V4A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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