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rallentando - gradually becoming slower

Refrain - A short section of repeated material which occurs at the end of each stanza

Relative major and minor scales - Major and minor scales which have the same key signature

ripetizione - repetition

risoluto -  bold or resolved ritardando -- gradually getting slower

ritenuto - suddenly slower

Romantic Era -The musical period from roughly 1827-1900, characterized by freer forms, larger, more elaborate works, and an increased attention to emotional themes within the music.

Root -The most fundamental note of a chord, often the bass note, which usually contains the other members of the chord in its overtones.

rubato - in robbed time , modifying a portion of time, or taking from one note and adding it to another

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