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a

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Abbreviation for accelerando found particularly in Elgar's scores.

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a

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(It.),

à (Fr.). At, by, for, with, in, to, in the manner of, etc. For expressions beginning with ‘a’ or ‘à’, e.g. a cappella, a tempo, see under their own entries.

‘A 2’...

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A

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Succinctly named UK band that attempted to cash in on the late 90s commercial success of US pop punk bands such as the Offspring, Smash Mouth and Blink-182. The band ...

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A

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Note of the scale (6th degree of natural scale of C). Hence A♭, A♭♭, A♮, A♯, A♯♯, A major, A minor, etc. A is note commonly used for tuning instr. (orchs. tune to the ob. A). a′ = 440...

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A. Adnan Saygun

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Izmir, 7 Sept. 1907; d Istanbul, 6 Jan. 1991).

Turkish composer and ethnomusicologist. As a young schoolteacher he was sent to study in Paris by President Atatürk. On his ...

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à deux

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A term with two opposite meanings, depending on the context. Applied to two orchestral instruments notated on the same staff (e.g. flutes 1 and 2), it indicates that they should ...

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à deux cordes

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(Fr.).

On 2 strings.

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à deux mains

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(Fr.).

For 2 hands.

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à deux temps

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(Fr.).

In 2/2 time.

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A. Edward Sutherland

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1895–1974).

Film director. A performer-turned-director, he specialized in comedies and musicals at Paramount. Sutherland was born in London to American parents in show business...

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