col legno


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col legno

(ˈkɒl ˈleɡnəʊ; ˈleɪnjəʊ)
adv
(Music, other) music to be played (on a stringed instrument) by striking the strings with the back of the bow
[Italian: with the wood]

col legno

striking the strings with the stick of the bow
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Lloyd Webber's cello has a sumptuous velvet tone, to which she brought silky phrasing as well as in the Rachmaninov a glittering armoury of devices: deft pizzicato, spectral col legno, delicate bow-bouncing off the strings.
A selection of her work performed by those ensembles was released on a CD, "Kesik" (Cut), in July 2012 by the Austrian record label Col Legno.
Angeli's own compositions are marvelous, and are clearly shaped in large part by the extended capabilities of his instrument; the combination of a col legno obbligato (Angeli plays his guitar with a bow, among other devices) and drones is hauntingly beautiful on "Mezzo Passo," while "Im Umido" shows a clear debt to Frith's guitar technique along with a charmingly quirky melodic sense.
I thought she was making fun of us because we bow in different directions sometimes, but she explained she meant the way we play really high, on the bridge, col legno (striking with the wood of the bow instead of the hair).
In the fair-copy score, events to be realized as harmonics are marked with diamonds, sul tasto events are marked st, sul ponticello events are marked SP, and col legno events are marked CL.
There are new articulations such as harmonics, col legno, non-vibrato, effects, and specialty orchestral instruments.