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Synonyms for descant

a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody

sing in descant

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sing by changing register


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talk at great length about something of one's interest

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He took part in two categories at the Penistone Competitive Music Festival, the under 13s where he played solo violin, and under 18s where he played descant recorder.
The chorus joins the high violin with a descant that enhances the nimbus effect, with brass in the background building to a brief fanfare climax.
The passengers from Down Under appreciated the cushioned suspension even more on the return journey - after a 12-mile coastal hike - judging from the snoring descant in the back
Antigonish Review, Contemporary Verse z, Descant, Event, The Fiddlehead,
10) Richard's declaration that he has nothing to do but "spy my shadow in the sun / And descant on mine own deformity" (1.
JOE DAVIES' fiction has appeared in magazines across Canada, including Capilano Review, Grain, Descant, the New Quarterly, Exile, and the Antigonish Review.
477-508, in the mannequins' scan of which smudged erotic jottings alleged in a hologram into the deep * private end of the primitive primary streak canal bound in stratified squamous * epithelium to descant many few billion one-liners into the hot squamocolumnar * junction with its teat cistern, a photocopy blurred into alienating aleatory poesie concrete by being roughly swiped back and forth with an aging raging hard-on for dysphagia over the scratched platen glass of the Canon MF8180C or Brother DCP-9045CDN all-in-one fax, printer and copier of the incomplete catechism that stubs out the real Shelley's "Triumph of Life," the leading question "What is lite?
He persuaded his parents to buy him one and they presented him with a descant recorder in a white box.
Vocal Descants For 101 Noteworthy Hymns" is a stunning collection of 101 soprano or tenor vocal descant lines for popular and well known hymns.
I might add that the contortions of Goodbrand's inclusive language provide an amusing descant to what is otherwise a tragic tale.
Speech after long silence; it is right, All other lovers being estranged or dead, Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade, The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night, That we descant and yet again descant Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song: Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young We loved each other and were ignorant.
the outreach education arm of Descant magazine's Arts and Letters Foundation (www.
The result was more than 30 recorders, ranging from giant tenor recorders to the popular descant, worth more than pounds 600 poured in.
He remembers singing in choirs at festivals and other meetings as a boy, and of being asked to sing the descant solos.
In vain to me the smiling moruings shine, And reddening Phoebus lifts his golden fire; The birds in vain their amorous descant join, Or cheerful fields resume their green attire: These ears, alas