Definition and background:
A French term directing the musicians to perform the indicated passage of the composition with a slow tempo. Similar to large, meaning slow or broad, and is used to designate a tempo range from largo to lento or a metronome marking from around 40 to 60 beats per minute. Often seen with pas trop, as in " pas trop lent " or not too slow. See also [Fr.] lent; [Fr.] large; [Ger.] langsam; [Ger.] breit. (Fr) slowlythe season of the church year from ash Wednesday to Easter (40 days, not counting Sunday's)
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