I am singing in a choir and would like to understand what's the difference between the two commands ritenuto and ritardando. I understand the word meaning but not quite the different handling.
I would also like to understand the abbreviation c.p.
The music piece we are working on is Carmina Burana (Carl Orff). To my great astonishment, it occurs so often in the score that consecutive measures are not the same as one would usually find in a score. Can anybody comment on that structural specificity, as to understand the point behind?