allegro
(Ah-leh-GROE)


[It.]


  1. A fast tempo marking between Allegretto and Vivace.
  2. A composition in fast tempo, especially the first and last movements of a sonata, symphony, etc.


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SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major. BWV 1051, Mvt. III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 38
Boccherini: Concerto for Cello in B-flat Major, G. 482, Mvt. III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 61
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, Mvt. III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 6

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