A tempo - Musical Definition
A tempo - Resume normal speed.
This marking is used after a change of tempo, often a rallentando or a ritenuto, to indicate that a performer should return to the main tempo.
For example, if a piece begins allegro, but then there is a passage instructing the performers to rallentando, the marking a tempo tells the players that they should return to playing allegro.
Musical examples where the term 'A tempo' is used:
Waltz no.10 in B minor op.69 no.2
Etude in A minor Op.25 No.11 Winter...
Mazurka Op.24, No.2
Nocturne op.72 no.1
Rusalkas Song to the Moon
Etude No.8 in E Op.10 No.3 (Tristes...
Fantaisie Impromptu Op.66 in C-shar...
Flower Duet from Lakme
Solveigs Song from Peer Gynt
Aria from Martha
Empire of the Sun Theme - Suo Gan ...
Tu Lo Sai
Mazurka in A minor, Op. 67, No. 4