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adv. & adj. Abbr. mod. Music
In moderate tempo that is slower than allegretto but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from Latin moderātus, moderate; see moderate.]
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1. (Music, other) at a moderate tempo
2. (Music, other) (preceded by a tempo marking) a direction indicating that the tempo specified is to be used with restraint: allegro moderato.
[C18: from Italian, from Latin moderātus; see moderate]
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Adj.1.moderato - (of tempo) moderatemoderato - (of tempo) moderate      
slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
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L'Allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato (Handel), created in 1988, concluded and dominated the season.
This quintet is about fourteen minutes in duration and consists of two movements: a Moderato that includes some 32nd notes (predominantly in the top voices, with none in the horn part) and an Allegretto-Andantino, also with 32nd notes.
L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato by the Mark Morris Dance Group Birmingham Hippodrome They bumped into each other, they tripped over each other.
Tonal--ends D major; [D.sub.4]-[E.sub.5]; Tess: M; 4/2, Andante moderato [crochet] = 69; V/M, P/M; 4 pages.
While one shouldn't underestimate the lush, romantic sweep of the opening moderato and the andante's lyrical eloquence, it is the darkly fun allegretto -its nightmarish, whirligig carnival atmosphere beautifully evoked here, and the grandiose, cavorting final movement which really bring a smile to the face.
In addition, a book of photographs and essays (by sundry hands) on Morris's first Monnaie hit, L'Allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato, will be published this spring (to coincide with the hundredth performance of that work) by Marlowe and Co.
[B.sup.[flat]] minor; [G.sup.[flat].sub.4]-[C.sup.[flat].sub.6]; Tess: mH; 12/8, 18/8, 21/8, 15/8, Moderato [crochet].
Smith's note-bending, although elegiac in its way, on Sunday sounded rather at odds with the lyrical opulence and lush string writing of the opening Andante Moderato; but when it lifted off into brass-led big band territory with jazz bass and drums, everything fell into place.
There was a steady andante moderato, perhaps a little too robust at times, followed by a brisk and bruising scherzo.
Last year, Kids' Company worked with Mark Morris Dance Group dancers John Heginbotham and Marjorie Folkman to learn sections of the Morris company's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Then this extraordinary teen troupe, directed by Diane Jacobowitz, performed the work at its January debut concert.
G major; [D.sub.4] - [D.sub.5]; Tess: CR; 4/4, Moderato; V/M, P/M; 1 page.
So, too, his Widor, a beautifully shaped Moderato Cantabile from the mighty Symphony No.