tremolo



[It.]


The art of performing or singing the same note over and over very quickly, executed most commonly but not exclusively on bowed string instruments. Tremolo may be measured or unmeasured and has the effect of adding motion to the sound.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Schoenberg: Verkärte Nacht, Op. 4
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 39
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32, "Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 50
Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26 (main theme, strings)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 8

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