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    What on earth does Giocosomaestosonoctissimo mean?

    It was really "Dolcissimo" I was looking up, but found this cool post on a classical guitar forum by Nadar, and thought i might share. It's like a music dictionary but with all the pages already open to scroll through. I think it may have been a lot of work for him to do that post. I saved it as a text file to my desktop. He maybe didn't know he should site his source, but saving for your own use wouldn't be a infringment... i think.
    http://www.delcamp.net/forum/en/view...08a3f6ddae22a3

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    Re: What on earth does Giocosomaestosonoctissimo mean?

    I like using this site: http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/. It's very thorough, and it even has sound files!

    (And I'm guessing giocosomaestosonoctissimo would be happy, stately music to be played at night, though I have to wonder what kind of insane composer would use such a term! )

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    Re: What on earth does Giocosomaestosonoctissimo mean?

    Aeterna's definition seems to fit:

    Giocoso: A directive to perform a certain passage of a composition in a happy, or merry manner.
    maestoso:A directive to perform a certain passage of a composition in a stately, dignified, majestic fashion.
    noct: suggests some aspect of the night.
    issimo: suggests doing something in the extreme

    Would giocosomaestosomornissimo be the performing of such music in the morning?

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    Re: What on earth does Giocosomaestosonoctissimo mean?

    Fortunately i'm Italian

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    Re: What on earth does Giocosomaestosonoctissimo mean?

    Thanks, Aeterna, I like yours better than the one i posted. The soundfiles giving the pronunciation is great.


    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    Aeterna's definition seems to fit:

    Giocoso: A directive to perform a certain passage of a composition in a happy, or merry manner.
    maestoso:A directive to perform a certain passage of a composition in a stately, dignified, majestic fashion.
    noct: suggests some aspect of the night.
    issimo: suggests doing something in the extreme

    Would giocosomaestosomornissimo be the performing of such music in the morning?
    I think Giocoso would be the perfect name for an Italian restaurant... and mornissimo could be on the breakfast menu.

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