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...
Etude No.8 in E Op.10 No.3 (Tristes...
Nocturne op.72 no.1
Rusalkas Song to the Moon
Flower Duet from Lakme
Solveigs Song from Peer Gynt
Empire of the Sun Theme - Suo Gan ...
Aria from Martha
Solace - A Mexican Serenade
Uranus from The Planets
Sakura (Japanese Trad. arr. Rudolf ...
Un Bel Di Vedremo (One Fine Day, fr...