andante

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj andante (of tempo) moderately slow
    • adv andante at a moderately slow tempo "this passage must be played andante"
    • n andante a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
    • n andante a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Andante (Mus) Moving moderately slow, but distinct and flowing; quicker than larghetto, and slower than allegretto.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • andante In music, moving with a moderate, even, graceful progression.
    • n andante A movement or piece composed in andante time: as, the andante in Beethoven's fifth symphony.
    • andante Special varieties of movement or style are indicated by adding other terms, as: andante con moto, in flowing style, with some quickness; andante ma non troppo, in flowing style, but not too slow; andante cantabile, with the movement of a song; andante maestoso, with a stately movement; andante pastorale, in the easy style of a pastoral melody.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Andante an-dan′te (mus.) moving with moderate and even expression: a movement or piece composed in andante time
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. andante, p. pr. of andare, to go
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.—pr.p. of andare, to go.

Usage

In literature:

The band was playing the andante for the balancing act.
"Polly of the Circus" by Margaret Mayo
My mind wanders through adagios and andantes, gaping, longing to understand.
"An Autobiography" by Catherine Helen Spence
The Andante, calm, broad and solemn, dominated by a wonderful and pathetic melody, had ended in a sudden outburst of grief.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
An Andante Pastorale from an unpublished symphony met with a favourable reception.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
It begins with a plaint, that is full of cynic despair; thence it breaks suddenly into a cheerful andante.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
So they plunged again into an Andante and Scherzo of Beethoven.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Scene X, Act I, Andante.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
In the beginning of spring, he started on the third movement, an andante with variations.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He attains this by dividing the beats in the andante bar, No.
"The Orchestral Conductor" by Hector Berlioz
Mozart's Andante, Variations, and Minuetto, and his "Turkish March" given by Theodore Thomas, in New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
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In news:

I'd Give the Andante a 5.
Susan Nelson plays "Andante Pastroale et Scherzettino" by Paul Taffanel on the flute during a Bemidji State University Department of Music Faculty Recital for Nelson and soprano singer Linda Wagner.
Amadeus Quartet Schubert Op Posthum 161 D887 in G II Andante un poco moto Original Masters.
Andante un poco Adagio in f, Op 120/1.
Andante with 5 Variations for Piano 4-hands in G, K 501.
2, BWV 1003, Andante Bach: Cello Suites.
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise 9:53 Frederic Chopin Lang Lang, piano Buy Now.
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