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- n. Plural form of fermata.
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The border design looks kinda like a bunch of fermatas to me, but that's all I've got.
A fine example of a mixed setting is the motet Mater digna Dei, in which specific words, composed in breves, are given emphasis partly by fermatas on each syllable.
At the same time I sang several of the modern fermatas, which rush up and down and hum like a well-spun peg-top, striking a few villainous chords by way of accompaniment.
For this I put fermatas, sudden long-sustained notes in my Allegro.
I did not write fermatas in jest, or because I was at a loss how to proceed; I indulge in the fullest, the most sustained tone to express emotions in my Adagio; and I use this full and firm tone when I want it in a passionate Allegro as a rapturous or terrible spasm.
* Set duration of and silence after fermatas (pauses), individually or throughout
We put extra volume and emphasis into the final lines, stomping our feet and shaking the bus during the fermatas.