Festoso

Festive, joyful

"Festoso" is an Italian adjective that translates to "festive" or "joyful" in English, conveying the meanings of "celebration" or "joy".

In music, "festoso" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to play with a festive or joyful quality, evoking a sense of celebratory and lively spirit.

In other words, when interpreting "festoso", performers should aim to create a musical performance that exudes a joyful and celebratory atmosphere, allowing the audience to experience a lively and spirited musical ambiance that captures the essence of festivity and celebration present in the piece being played.

Example of Festoso

Festoso! arr. Terrence Wong - Festival Winds 2018 theme song