Adagissimo - Musical Definition

Adagissimo - Very slow

Examples of use

This infrequently used term replaced the earlier marking adagio adagio that had been favoured by composers such as Martino Pesenti (c.1600 c. 1648).

J.S. Bach uses the marking at the end of his Toccata in D Minor, though this is now often transcribed as molto adagio. In 1983 Brian Ferneyhough also wrote a piece for string quartet entitled Adagissimo:

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