adv. (context music English) From the beginning.
Da capo, , is a musical term in Italian, meaning from the beginning (literally from the head). It is often abbreviated D.C. It is a composer or publisher's directive to repeat the previous part of music, often used to save space. In small pieces this might be the same thing as a repeat, but in larger works D.C. might occur after one or more repeats of small sections, indicating a return to the very beginning. The resulting structure of the piece is generally in ternary form. Sometimes the composer describes the part to be repeated, for example: Menuet da capo. In opera, where an aria of this structure is called a da capo aria, the repeated section is often adorned with grace notes.
Variations of the direction are:
- Da Capo al Fine (D.C. al Fine): repeat from beginning to the end (or up to the word fine, should that appear at the end of the passage, movement &c. - the word "fine" itself signifying '"end" / "ending").
- Da Capo al Coda (D.C. al Coda): repeat from beginning to an indicated place and then play the tail part (the coda).
D.C. al Coda is a musical direction used in sheet music. It literally means, "da Capo al Coda," or "from the head to the tail". It directs the musician to go back and repeat the music from the beginning ("Capo"), and to continue playing until one reaches the first coda symbol. Upon reaching the first coda, one is to skip to the second coda symbol (which signifies the ending of the piece), and continue playing until the end. The portion of the piece from the second coda to the end is often referred to as the "coda" of the piece, or quite literally as the "end". This may also be instructed by simply using the words al Coda after which the musician is to skip to the written word Coda.
Da Capo is the fourth studio album released by Swedish pop group Ace of Base. It was released in 2002 in Europe (on Edel-Mega/Universal) and Japan (on Toshiba EMI with a different cover and additional tracks).
The album is named for the musical term da capo, meaning "back to the beginning." It was intended to be a return to the band's initial sound.
is an adult Japanese visual novel developed by Circus which was released as a limited edition on June 28, 2002 playable on the PC as a CD-ROM; a DVD-ROM version followed on July 26, 2002. An English release was scheduled for December 25, 2008, and the game was available for a brief time on that date, but the title was pulled until January 20, 2009. Da Capo began as a series of prelude short scenarios in the Suika fandisc Archimedes no Wasuremono, and since the initial release, there have been numerous different versions released for the PC and PlayStation 2 over the years with updated scenarios and characters. The gameplay in Da Capo follows a plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the seven female main characters.
Circus described Da Capo as a . A sequel set 53 years after the end of Da Capo, Da Capo II, was released on May 26, 2006 and features a new cast of characters living two generations after the original. Da Capo is set on a fictional island in modern Japan, , where the sakura trees are always in full blossom. Da Capo is an Italian musical term meaning "from the beginning", and the game was such named with parts of the storyline going into loop before approaching the true end.
There have been numerous adaptations into other media. Two manga series were serialized between 2003 and 2006 in Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq magazine illustrated by different manga artists. Two anime series, produced by different animation studios and directed by different directors, were produced in 2003 and 2005, each containing 26 episodes. Two radio shows, five novel adaptations, four drama CD adaptations, and an original video animation series have also been produced.
Da capo is a musical term.
Da Capo may also refer to:
- Da capo aria, a musical form prevalent in the Baroque era
- Da Capo Press, an American book publisher
- Da Capo (Ace of Base album), 2002, or the title song
- Da Capo (Love album), 1966
- Da Capo (Toy album), 2014
- Da Capo (visual novel), a 2002 visual novel released by Circus
- Da Capo II, a 2006 visual novel released by Circus, the sequel to Da Capo
- Da Capo III, the third visual novel game in the Da Capo series.
- DACAPO, a density functional theory code
Da Capo ( Italian music term meaning "from the beginning") is the seventh studio album by South Korean one-man project band Toy. It was released on November 18, 2014, by Antenna Music and distributed by CJ E&M Music.
The album drew attention as various musicians collaborated with the band for the album as featured artists; Sung Si-kyung, Kim Dong-ryool, Lee Juck, Sunwoo Jung-ah, Dynamic Duo, Crush, Beenzino, Zion.T, Kwon Jin-ah, Lee Soo-hyun of Akdong Musician, and Lim Kim of Togeworl.
Da Capo has spawned two singles, the number-one hit "Three of Us" and the top 20 song "Reset". The album, co-produced by Yoo Hee-yeol (the band's sole member) and Shin Jae-pyung (of electronic duo Peppertones), is Toy's first full-length release after a seven-year hiatus since Thank You (2007).