What does "slent" mean?

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  1. sop17

    sop17 New Member

    I've been looking at Robert Eave's 'Rhapsody for Eb Soprano Cornet" and found "slent" written over 4 quavers and can't find out what it means, can anyone help?
     
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - it's an abbreviation of slentando .... (Italian) rallentando, getting slower, loosening the tempo, en rel√Ęchant. :cool: :tup
     
  3. Is there an online dictionary of terms? I need to brush up on them aswell.
     
  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - my usual choice is here!
     
  5. sop17

    sop17 New Member

    Thanks! :)
     
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - someone will always help out on tMP! ;)
     
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    This is a favourite device of many Brass Band composers, choosing a dilberately obtuse and obscure instruction or marking in an otherwise fully intelligible score. A favorite ruse is the antique german dynamic marking in a score which otherwise uses Italian markings. Personally i think they are just taking the ****. I think they all get together in a pub once or twice a year and swap obscure markings like cigarette cards andf then rush off to write a test piece built entirely round this silly instruction.

    They must have a right old laugh at the next contest listening to bands trying to enterpret somemthing that has probably come from a German hand book about building your own garden shed.
     
  8. 1st Position

    1st Position Member

    That will be the percussion part then!!?
     
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - then you'll know your Col legnos from your Copertis then? ;)
     
  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    ha! well as a former voilinist I know what "with wood" means, but the second one? no idea mate!
     
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  12. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    yes well done 1st position! its the way I set them up for you that makes it work!
     
  13. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    Percy Grainger had the right idea if you ask me!
     
  14. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    coperti ... (Italian, literally 'covered') muffling of drums with a cloth, for example, in music for a funeral. ;)
     
  15. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    What???!!!......

    ......muffle a drum? why would anyone want to do such a thing?!
     
  16. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Quite. Most people's preference would be to muffle the drummer ;)

    Possibly with an ether-soaked rag?

    Example??
     
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - possibly to dull and quieten the timbre for a resonant place like a cathedral?
     
  18. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Thought you would know that one seeing as your currently a drummer Shaggy he he.

    Might try the "Col Legnos" as a chat up line next time I'm in town.Will post what kind of response I get as soon as.Can't see any good double entendres coming out of a muffled drum. :confused:
     
  19. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    EXCUSE ME!!!! i get the distinct impression that the post above may not be entirely serious. It may even be an attempt at flippancy or even whimsy. Its no use trying to fool me squire !, I can spot a light hearted, throw away aside when I see one. Only the other day I caught a someone in the act, attempting to deliver a slightly diverting pun.

    NOT ON MY PATCH THEY DONT!!!!!

    Brass Banding is a very serious business. I will not tolerate levity of any description. Idid not join a Brass Band to have someone attempt to amuse me or entertain me.

    I CAME TO SUFFER, TO SACRICIFICE, TO DEVOTE MYSELF TO A LIFE OF PIOUS SANCITMONIOUS RECTITUDE. I WILL NOT BE DEFLECTED FROM MY RIGHTEOUS PATH WITH.......JOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......DAM YOU!!!...MAY YOU ROT IN HELL!!!!
     
  20. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - this was found recently in a pub bucket, scribbled on a beermat alongside bits of manuscript paper with dots on it .....
    :eek: no slentando here!
     
  21. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    Whats this? a mod makes a joke and fails to pull his own post? has the world gone mad??
     
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