Origin: Borrowed from maestoso.
majestic or majestically; -- a direction to perform a passage or piece of music in a dignified manner
Maestoso is an Italian musical term and is used to direct performers to play a certain passage of music in a stately, dignified and majestic fashion or, it is used to describe music as such. Maestoso also is associated with the advent of Classicism, Romanticism, and the newer forms of Neo-Classicism and Neo-Romanticism. The interpretation of "Maestoso" is varied by the conductor depending upon the overall style in which the piece is written. Used as more of an interpretive choice, this term is not always associated with a specific tempo or tempo range. The term is commonly used in relatively slow pieces, but there are many examples - such as the first movement of Mozart's Flute Concerto no. 1 - in which a faster tempo can be played in such maestoso. Common examples of maestoso tempo include Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory, the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, the first movement of both Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, as well as Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mā-es-tō′zo, adj. and adv. (mus.) with dignity or majesty. [It.]
The numerical value of maestoso in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of maestoso in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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