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...
Nocturne Op.55 No.1
Nocturne Op9, No2
Nocturne op.72 no.1
Ballade Op.23 No. 1 in G Minor
Rusalkas Song to the Moon
Etude No.8 in E Op.10 No.3 (Tristes...
Morning from Peer Gynt (Morning Moo...
Fantaisie Impromptu Op.66 in C-shar...
Cello Concerto - 1st movement (extr...
The Holy City
Flower Duet from Lakme
Se tu m'ami, se sospiri (If tho...
Tu Lo Sai