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  1. A directive to perform the indicated passage of a composition at a faster tempo.
  2. The idea that a phrase of music "goes towards" the cadence. It is achieved through chordal progressions, usually building towards a space of greatest tension, created by dissonance, resolving to a consonance, usually on the tonic.
See more about tempo markings in the Appendix.

See Also

[French] mouvement (m)
[German] bewegung (f)
[Italian] moto (m)
[Italian] movimento (m)


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