Definition of Pralltriller

1. n. A melodic embellishment consisting of the quick alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone above it, usually the next of the scale; -- called also the inverted mordente.



Definition of Pralltriller

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Literary usage of Pralltriller

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1. Elson's Pocket Music Dictionary: The Important Terms Used in Music with by Louis Charles Elson (1909)
"pralltriller) the same sign with a vertical line through it, 'Mv for the lower auxiliary. ... pralltriller ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1907)
"pralltriller is the recognised German name for an ornament consisting, in its simplest form, of a note of a melody followed by au auxiliary note one degree ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"... in which case the trill resembles the pralltriller or inverted mordent, the only difference being that the three notes of which it is composed are of ..."

4. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, George Grove (1880)
"The pralltriller is characterised by Emanuel Bach as the most agreeable and at the same time the most indispensable of all graces, but aleo the most ..."

5. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse (1880)
"Closely allied to the Mordent is another kind of ornament, called in German the pralltriller (pratten, to rebound, or bounce), for which term there is no ..."

6. Beethoven's Piano-playing: With an Essay on the Execution of the Trill by Franz Kullak (1901)
"In the employment of the pralltriller he follows Marpurg, and goes still further, saying that "even the best composers sometimes permit themselves one ..."

7. Studies in Musical Graces by Ernest Fowles (1907)
"To the upper mordent, they give the name — pralltriller. This nomenclature has not only the advantage of distinctiveness but, historically, is more accurate ..."

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