lacrymosa (lah kree MOH sah) tears, or weeping. The Lacrymosa is a part of the Dies Irae, the poem about the day of judgement that is included in most requiem masses. text:
Lacrymosa dies illa
qua resurget ex favilla
iudicantus homo reus.
That day will be one of weeping
on which shall rise again from the embers the guilty man, to be judged.
For the complete text of the ordinary of the requiem mass, go to:
landler (LEND ler) slow Austrian country dance
langsam (LAHNG zam) slow
larghetto (lahr GET toh) slow but not quite largo
largo (LAHR goh) slow.
lebhaft (LAYB haft) lively
legato (lay GAH toh) smoothly connected
leggiero (leh JAIR oh) light
lento (LEN toh) slow
libretto (leh BREH toh) text of an opera
lied (leed) or plural leider, 19th century German art songs with voice and piano of equal stature
liederkrets (LEE der krys) song-cycle
litany (LIH ten ee) Praise to God
loure (loor) Bagpipe of Normandy, later a dance in slow rhythm
lute (loot) olden plucked stringed instrument
lyric (LEER ik) sweet-toned voices, not dramatic. Written words to songs are 'lyrics'