Sforzando

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Sforzando may refer to:

  • Sforzando, used in musical notation as an instruction to play a note with sudden, strong emphasis (Italian, literally "forcing")
  • Sforzando (band), a "pirate orchestra" from Melbourne, Australia, named after the musical term
  • "Sforzando!," a song by Sebadoh from their 1996 album Harmacy
  • Sforzando (organ), a device on a pipe organ or electronic organ which is normally operated by a manual piston or toe stud to bring on a full registration of sound. First press of the device turns it on and second press turns it off. On many newer control systems, the Sforzando is settable allowing the organist to select the exact registration to be employed. In older organs, the organ builder made the decision as to what registration was employed by the Sforzando device.

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