A tempo ordinario

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    When you see this, does it mean that it usually refers to the signature DO (or C..), in which all the notes are played in their natural and normal values? Or that you play back, to the original time?

  2. I have only seen Ordinario associated with playing Sul Tasto or Sul Ponticello, where you return to the usual bow contact point with the string.

  3. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    From Messiah, David, FYI...

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  4. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Wow...sometimes you ask a simple question.... :))) Thanks, Neil, I thought there was a bit of material out there on this, will make good holiday reading! Thanks again.
  5. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    This is why we have musicologists: to beat small subjects to death so we can understand and mostly ignore them.