Sunday, March 26, 2017
We Alleregretto Nothing!
Scelata at Chant Cafe
by way of Kathy, but the original author is lost to the anonymity of the Internet. Images added at no extra charge.
New Music Terms
ALLEREGRETTO: When you're 16 measures into the piece and suddenly realize you've set too fast a tempo
ANGUS DEI: To play with a divinely beefy tone
A PATELLA: Accompanied by knee slapping
APOLOGGIATURA: A composition that you regret playing
APPROXIMATURA: A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an "I meant to do that" attitude
APPROXIMENTO: A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch
DILL PICCOLINI: An exceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes
FERMANTRA: A note held over and over and over and over and . . .
FIDDLER CRABS: Grumpy string players
FLUTE FLIES: Those tiny insects that bother musicians on outdoor gigs
FRUGALHORN: A sensible and inexpensive brass instrument
GAUL BLATTER: A French horn player
GREGORIAN CHAMP: The title bestowed upon the monk who can hold a note the longest
PLACEBO DOMINGO: A faux tenor
SPRITZICATO: An indication to string instruments to produce a bright and bubbly sound
TEMPO TANTRUM: What an elementary school orchestra is having when it's not following the conductor
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