Stricciate (It from strecciate: ‘divide’, ‘untwist’)
- Peter Walls
(It from strecciate: ‘divide’, ‘untwist’)
A direction placed by Vivaldi (rv 163) above a group of unslurred repeated demisemiquavers in allegro where he wanted ‘divided’ notes – presumably rapidly played in a measured tremolo (see Bow, §II, 2(vi). (In the same work, Vivaldi twice uses the direction battute for slower repeated notes.) The effect resembles ...