diminuendo


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diminuendo

Music
1. 
a. a gradual decrease in loudness or the musical direction indicating this
b. a musical passage affected by a diminuendo
2. gradually decreasing in loudness
3. with a diminuendo
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Longer phrases generally crescendo in the middle and then strongly diminuendo at the end.
Of more obvious relevance are the three remaining facsimile pages, which offer examples of Verdi's ambiguous accent marks, diminuendos, and slurs.
OAKS (8) - Oh So Sharp (1985), Diminuendo (1988) Snow Bride (1989), Lady Carla (1996), Reams Of Verse (1997), Ramruma (1999), Love Divine (2000), Light Shift (2007).
Godolphin won the first Newmarket renewal of the race with Lyric Of Light and while she has failed to shine in her only start since, plenty of excellent fillies have triumphed in the past with the likes of Diminuendo and Oh So Sharp on the (Ascot) roll of honour.
ThemajesticlikesofOhSo Sharp, Diminuendo, Indian Skimmer, Belmez and Old Vic, steeredbytheincomparableSteve Cauthen, had kepttheflagflying over WarrenPlaceforaglorious age,butintheautumnof1995the wavefinallyhitthesheikh's harbourwallandhe removed40 horsesfromthecareofBritain's best-lovedt rainer .
As the piece reaches a fortissimo climax on an F major arpeggio, we glimpse the slithering "swamp creature" raising its head from the watery depths before melting from sight as the piece ends in a descending diminuendo of D minor arpeggios.
The winner provided Godolphin with their first success in the Irish Classic, although its founder, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had won the race four years in a row, with Unite Walter, Diminuendo, Melodist and Alydaress.
While some One Ollies like Attraction, Diminuendo and Sayyedati have over the years won the Cherry Hinton, this was not reckoned to be a top-notch renewal andWilliam Hill and Ladbrokes quote Please Sing at only 40-1 for next year's stanjamesuk.
From its prevalent and enfolding mysticism, Tavener creates what, in essence, is a massive crescendo and diminuendo, at its centre a traumatic and tumultuous Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) which decrees that in all religions there is ultimately a time of reckoning as flesh and spirit part company.
Listen to her ethereal, floated high notes, her clearly articulated trills and coloratura, her seemingly endless breath, her mesmerizing messe di voce (gradual crescendo and diminuendo on a single note and on a single breath).
The slow movement was delightful with a quite magnificent diminuendo at its conclusion.
He struck first with Oh So Sharp (6- 4) in 1985 and followed up with Diminuendo (7-4) and Snow Bride(13-2) in 88 and 89.