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A French term directing the musicians to perform the indicated passage of the composition with a slow tempo. Similar to large, meaning slow or broad, and is used to designate a tempo range from largo to lento or a metronome marking from around 40 to 60 beats per minute. Often seen with pas trop, as in "pas trop lent" or not too slow.

See Also

[French] large
[German] langsam
[German] breit


Last Updated: 2016-06-02 19:22:37