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expression mark

Music one of a set of musical directions, usually in Italian, indicating how a piece or passage is to be performed
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Thus, although some of Brunetti's inaccuracies were already corrected in the French sets of parts, the occasional lack of expression marks, slurs, or accidentals calls for some editorial intervention.
It is interesting to compare the profusion of expression marks in Printemps, deriving from the authority of Debussy's mature supervision, with the sparseness of markings in the works which he chose not to publish.
Some editorial expression marks have been removed, and the interpretation of a few ambiguous accidentals has changed, but the only substantial alteration comes in the Chorale Fantasia, which is forty-nine measures longer in the new version.