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1. (to be performed) at a moderately slow tempo
2. a passage or piece to be performed in this manner



in music, a moderately slow tempo; also a musical piece (for example, Beethoven’s Andante favori in F major) or a section of a piece performed in this tempo. It is often the tempo for the second section of a symphony, quartet, sonata, and such.

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Leading off The Love Songs Of Motown are two immortals, both from 1964: "My Girl," the Smokey Robinson-Ronald White written and produced single which reached #1 pop and R&B, and "Baby I Need Your Lovin'," the Holland-Dozier-Holland penned #11 pop hit from the Four Tops, with additional background vocals by The Andantes.