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  1. plural of crescendo
    • 1964: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov et alii, Principles of orchestration: with musical examples drawn from his own works, page 112 (; →ISBN
      Short crescendi and diminuendi are generally produced by natural dynamic means; when prolonged, they are obtained by this method combined with other orchestral devices. […] Prolonged orchestral crescendi are obtained by the gradual addition of other instruments in the following order: strings, wood-wind, brass.
    • 1989: Hermann Scherchen, Michel D. Calvocoressi [tr.], and Norman Del Mar [prefacer], Handbook of conducting, page 113 (Oxford University Press; →ISBN, 9780198161820)
      Wrong crescendi, which should be avoided, tend to appear at the end of passages ascending to the apex of melodies[.]
    • 2003: Christopher Anderson, Max Reger and Karl Straube: perspectives on an organ performing tradition, page 94 (Ashgate Publishing; →ISBN, 9780754630753)
      Furthermore, organ builders were at liberty to construct their register crescendi so that stops entered either one at a time or in groups of two or more. […] Of course, a sensitive organist would not rely wholly or even predominantly upon a register crescendo to effect stop changes, particularly when those changes had more to do with simple manipulation of tone color than with progressive crescendi.



crescendi m

  1. plural of crescendo