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[German, slow or slowly]

A German term directing the musicians to perform the indicated passage of the composition with a broad tempo, or fairly slow. Similar to breit, meaning slow, and is used to designate a tempo range from largo to lento or a metronome marking from around 40 to 60 beats per minute.

See Also

[French] lent
[French] large
[German] breit


Last Updated: 2013-02-14 19:14:24