A Tempo

To the initial tempo

In Italian, "A Tempo" means “in time”.

In music, A Tempo means to resume the speed of the music. It is often written after a ritardando or accelerando to indicate the music should be played in the initial tempo (usually refers to the speed of the "main theme" of the movement).

Example of A Tempo

Ritardando and A Tempo

Writer: Frankie Chan