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a. an actor's role in a play
b. the speech and actions which make up such a role
c. a written copy of these
2. Anatomy any portion of a larger structure
3. a component that can be replaced in a machine, engine, etc.
4. Music
a. one of a number of separate melodic lines making up the texture of music
b. one of such melodic lines, which is assigned to one or more instrumentalists or singers
c. such a line performed from a separately written or printed copy



in music:

(1) A component of an orchestral, musical-dramatic, or ensemble work intended for performance by a particular voice or musical instrument. In opera, there are two ways of designating solo vocal parts: by the type of voice (for example, soprano part, bass part) and by the name of the hero of the opera (for example, the part of German in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades).

(2) A section of the exposition (and recapitulation) in the sonata form.


An element of a subassembly, not normally useful by itself and not amenable to further disassembly for maintenance purposes.


1. A dividing wall within a building; may be bearing or non-load-bearing.
2. In sound-transmission considerations, any building component (or a combination of components), such as a wall, door, window, roof, or floor-ceiling assembly, that separates one space from another.
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Jarvi's authentic commitment to all genres is reflected in his collaborations with Arvo Part, Tan Dun, John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, H.
Acclaimed artists achieving multiple nominations include Renee Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter, Arvo Part and the Takacs Quartet.
I did not realize that we are at 30 years of the New Series already, but I'm very pleased that Arvo Part is twice nominated for the Grammy -- with 'Adam's Lament' as both best contemporary classical composition and best choral performance,'' Eicher said.
The Lifetime Achievement Award of the Festival is presented to Arvo Part.
At 54, Spanish-born Laguna commands the stage with elongated lunges, backward skittering, and exquisite balancing poses, all set to a plaintive Arvo Part score.
The author examines a small but diverse collection of music examples, ranging from "Hotel California" by The Eagles to John Coltrane's sacred jazz to contemporary sub/ultrasonic electronic music to the work of neo-spiritualist composer Arvo Part.
After the mayor, second on the list comes former Prime Minister and Vice-President of the European Commission, Siim Kallas, who is next followed by the well-known composer Arvo Part.
7 Richard is a fan of obscure Estonian composer Arvo Part.
Chamber Music for 3" will include works by Darius Milhaud, Arvo Part, W.
They will be performing works by Arvo Part and Beethoven at Earlsdon Methodist Church, Earlsdon Avenue South, Coventry, next Saturday and at the Town Hall Leamington next Sunday.
Baltic Resonances was an inspired title and featured, in large part, works by Arvo Part, a bit of a darling of the likes of Classic FM but nonetheless new music which is highly approachable and, in many ways, quite challenging.
Nor is it irrelevant that Arvo Part was a name that attracted a large audience.