expression mark


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expression mark

n
(Classical Music) one of a set of musical directions, usually in Italian, indicating how a piece or passage is to be performed
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Guts provides listeners with a chance to marvel at the range of musical expression Mark Dresser can coax from the double bass, aided by unconventional amplification and a wide array of extended techniques.
Except for a very few cases, editorial emendations concern mainly expression marks, slurs, and accidentals; those not included in the critical notes are shown in brackets, although there are entire movements without any of them, or with just a couple.
7th [begin strikethrough]Light[end strikethrough] is an actual music score, but rather than composing it with the usual crochets and expression marks, Chan uses bits of torn black paper.
The inherent expressive quality of each composition is enhanced by an edition that is easy to read and contains excellent fingering and expression marks by the composer.