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date: 17 October 2019

Stricciate (It from strecciate: ‘divide’, ‘untwist’)locked

  • Peter Walls

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(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 ...

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