Monday, August 10, 2009

between abandon and ave maria...


abbandone - making the time subservient to the expression; despondingly; with self-abandon

acoustics - the science of sound, by a knowledge of which we are enabled to determine the relations of tones and the ratios of intervals produced by vibrations.

affizione - sorrowfully; with mournful expression.

ancora - once more, repeat again; also, yet, still, etc.

anmuth - sweetness, grace.

a tre mani - for three hands.

one word from each page in the A section of j.c. macy's pocket dictionary of over 500 musical terms, 1886. image: tintype of an unknown music teacher circa 1880.

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