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Appoggiatura

 

(German Vorschlag), a melisma (seeORNAMENTATION) consisting of one or two notes that precede a main note in the melody. Appoggiaturas appear on the staff as small notes. The short appoggiatura (Appoggiatura) derives its value from the preceding note in the melody. The long appoggiatura, notated without the cross stroke, derives its value from the main note.

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As Italian singers peregrinated throughout Europe, the appoggiaturas went with them.
The relationship of the final G to the appoggiaturas is seen in greater clarity when the entirety of the first part of the piece is considered: the first part of the piece, as previously noted, lasts four minutes and eleven seconds in Messiaen's performance--the only essential note is played for only twenty-one seconds.
As Polly pleads for her life in stanza 7 the fiddle recalls the transposed fragments and appoggiaturas of stanza 5 but this time adds a double-stop at the interval of a seventh, heightening the tension.
These appoggiaturas must always participate in the character of the music to which they are joined.
HG 81) Handel conveys both Ottone's despair and his anxious longing for Teofane through the falling phrases in the vocal line, which fluctuates between smooth and dotted rhythms, and through the dotted and always descending figure and the suspensions and appoggiaturas that are prominent throughout in the orchestra.
Omitting the anacrustic sixteenths and the appoggiaturas on the downbeats of bars 2-4, and adjoining the high "C" from the beginning of the next phrase, yields level i, where interval 5 (descending thirds/ascending sixths) is presented in the form of four successive melodic "chords of the sixth," the first and second related conjunctly, the second and third related disjunctly, the third and fourth related again conjunctly.
Slurring appoggiaturas to their resolutions was nonetheless a performance convention, taken for granted along with slurring trills to their termination and so on.
The normally descending sigh motif slurs are inverted here, to accommodate the ubiquitous sharp appoggiaturas (Example 22).
One common trait of Oriental melodies is the almost obsessive repetition of a single note, colored by appoggiaturas above and below it, creating a kind of "incantation.
He plays all petites notes as short acciaccaturas, since that is how Rubio has transcribed them; but most should be appoggiaturas.
The movement begins in A minor; an abbreviated and texturally simplified version of Mozart's sequence begins in bar 8; and the shift to C major in bar 13 coincides with the beginning of a melody whose underlying framework [Musical Expression Omitted] (c[prime]/c[double prime]-d[double prime], g[prime]-e[double prime]) and chromatic appoggiaturas are identical to those of Mozart's major-mode melody (see Ex.
Personally, I have found Klein's (perhaps outspoken) caution concerning the application of appoggiaturas and cadenzas in Mozart's operatic works very enlightening.