mosso(It) p.p. of movimento…moved*

mosso(It) rough (mus)

più mosso more rough, rougher

  • The Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music defines ‘mosso’ as ‘Moved’, piu mosso, e.g. ‘more moved’.  Using a past participle for an indication for a part of music to be played makes no linguistic sense. Webster’s New World dictionary lists ‘mosso2‘, above as the definition for (mus); music. Below illustrates with measure 48 from the Chopin Nocturne Op 55 nr 1 in F minor.