Then came a new and louder droning roar and three more Heinkel one-elevens showed coming steeply, stiffly, lower yet, crossing in rigid formation, their pounding roar approaching in crescendo to an absolute of noise and then receding as they passed the clearing.
There are no more uses of "crescendo" in the book.
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Campaigning reached a crescendo the day before the election.
In the final coda, the music drops to a whisper before slowly building in a huge crescendo and transitioning without interruption to the fourth movement.