obligato


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a persistent but subordinate motif

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a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission

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From the point of view of our theme, however, it is worth mentioning that apart from a series of pieces surviving in manuscript, two of Brentner's collections contain arias that were akin--as we know--to the solo concerto both in structure and in this concrete case in the use of obligato instruments in the accompaniment.
Le ne rendo gratie se non quelle che devo quelle al meno che posso maggiori, et sono meno desideroso che obligato di servirla.
Warneke played the trumpet obligato (sic) accompaniment, but the effect was weak, because it was left to the piano to represent the rest of the band parts, and that is more than a pianoforte can do.
The liturgical performance of mixed chorus anthems with the accompaniment of strings, organ, and obligato winds resonated continuously in the tiny and isolated churches of coastal Labrador for over 200 years.
Empero, quizas lo mas grave es que, tanto en uno como en otro modelo, la institucion penitenciaria parte implicitamente de la obligato riedad del tratamiento, debido a que, si el privado de libertad no se somete a el, esto repercutiria negativamente en su evaluacion o valoracion tecnica.
With its perambulatory obligato horns (who move from offstage to different positions on the platform, and often seem to call to each other like stags at bay) and virtuoso orchestral writing (the jazz-inflected climax was a terrifically exciting and brilliantly executed orgiastic cacophony) Imagin'd Corners is in every way a showpiece calling card.
Admirers of Rossetti's poetry may find this the series' most important volume, for it includes many observations about the verse he gathered, rewrote, and recomposed for his Poems (1870), as well as a critical obligato of commentary--often generous and perceptive--on the work of Tennyson, Morris, Browning, Swinburne, Philip Marston, Thomas Hake, and others.
The brilliant recorder player Caren Buse played the graceful obligato solo on treble recorder in the pastoral Domine Deus section and the tones of solo soprano and recorder perfectly matched each other in volume and quality of timbre.
This assumption that of all the hues of God whiteness alone is inherently and obviously better than brownness or tan leads to curious acts; even the sweeter souls of the dominant world as they discourse with me on weather, weal, and woe are continually playing above their actual words an obligato of tune and tone, saying.
Enquiry formed a perfect obligato to the incessant clamorings for
One of the most touching vignettes is a description of Ella Fitzgerald breaking into What A Little Moonlight Will Do on their touring bus and of band members, one by one, sensitively adding instrumental obligato and accompaniment, ".
This is a two-part treble chorus plus obligato, organ, keyboard, large bell and assorted small bells.
And in this performance, there was plenty of urgent interplay between various elements in the orchestra, especially from the woodwinds and concertmaster Martin Chalifour, wonderfully astringent in his obligato part.
3 in A Major for harpsichord with violin obligato (1788), a transcription of Viotti's Concerto No.