The middle set of piano exercises by Hanon is described as "transcendent".
'Transcendent Exercises for Preparing the Fingers for the Virtuoso Exercises.
Practise the exercises in Part II, like those in Part I, with the metronome at 60; similarly practise all the following piano exercises where the tempo is not indicated, and gradually'...
Franz Liszt wrote "Transcendental Etudes". Having grown up in the era of Transcendental Meditation I find this an unusual use of the word. Does anybody know what they intended by it?