I am currently in the process of learning a piece that my piano teacher composed. As a bit of homework, in addition to deciphering the first page of music, he asked me to find out the meaning of the word ‘gracile’ (which is printed at the top of the sheet music, as seen in the picture attached.) I have been searching all over google and through piano theory sites and dictionaries and I’m not sure if I’ve just been looking in the wrong places, but I can’t seem to find the definition! So here is my question; does anyone know/would anyone be able to tell me what the definition of ‘gracile’ is? I would really appreciate an answer. Thank you :)
Several words that could convey playing in a 'gracile' manner are - graciously, subdued, daintily, subtly, purely, sensitively, tastefully, lightly, and tenderly. Playing in just about any of these ways will produce the tone and feel needed.