come stà(redirected from sta)
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An instruction to play the music as it is written, without improvisation. From Italian, literally meaning "as it is." The composer, not wishing for his intricate melodies to be trifled with, wrote two words in bold text at the beginning of each piece: "come stà."
See also: come
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