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Allegro

Definition and background:

A fast tempo marking between Allegretto and Vivace. A composition in fast tempo, especially the first and last movements of a sonata, symphony, etc. Italian. A fast tempo. In Italian the word means lively or merry. fast and lively, but not as fast as presto

Fast, lively; an indication of tempo used as a playing direction in music.

Italian. A fast tempo. In Italian the word means lively or merry

For more information on the music term "Allegro" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary
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