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A notation marking directing the performer or ensemble to sustain the note of a composition affecting all parts and lasting as long as the artistic interpretation of the conductor allows. The fermata is marked above the note or rest to be held.
The fermata is also known as a hold or bird's eye.


See Also

[English] hold
[English] bird's eye
[French] point d'arret (m)
[French] point d'orgue (m)
[French] pause (f)
[German] Fermate (f)
[Spanish] corona (f)
[Spanish] calderón (m)


Last Updated: 2016-05-24 19:03:04