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cymbals

(sĭm`bəlz), percussion instruments of ancient Asian origin. They consist of a pair of slightly concave metal plates which produce a vibrant sound of indeterminate pitch. Known in Europe since the Middle Ages, they were introduced into the European orchestra by Nikolaus Adam Strungk in 1680, but were generally used for exotic effects until the 19th cent. In the orchestra, cymbals have leather handles and are clashed by sweeping them past each other sideways or played by means of a foot pedal. A single cymbal may be struck by wooden or felt drumsticks. Small antique cymbals, used in orchestral scores by DebussyDebussy, Claude Achille
, 1862–1918, French composer, exponent of musical impressionism. He studied for 11 years at the Paris Conservatory, receiving its Grand Prix de Rome in 1884 for his cantata L'Enfant Prodigue.
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, yield a more definite pitch.
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Either in clasping her hands again, or in an ecstasy of pious joy, Miss Miggs clinked her pattens after the manner of a pair of cymbals, at this juncture; and then resumed, in the softest accents:
cried Jo, clashing the lid of the warming pan like a cymbal.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
He was received by the whole troop of his majesty's wives, to the harmonious accords of the "upatu," a sort of cymbal made of the bottom of a copper kettle, and to the uproar of the "kilindo," a drum five feet high, hollowed out from the trunk of a tree, and hammered by the ponderous, horny fists of two jet-black virtuosi.
With its warm breath gushing forth in a light cloud which merrily and gracefully ascended a few feet, then hung about the chimney-corner as its own domestic Heaven, it trolled its song with that strong energy of cheerfulness, that its iron body hummed and stirred upon the fire; and the lid itself, the recently rebellious lid--such is the influence of a bright example--performed a sort of jig, and clattered like a deaf and dumb young cymbal that had never known the use of its twin brother.
Thurifer if Belgravia is not a sounding brass and Tyburnia a tinkling cymbal.
The audience participated in dance and workshop activities as the Vale of Clwyd reverberated with the sound of Tibetan trumpets, the ringing of bells and the clashing of cymbals.
CUSH Pads[TM] are an affordable way to improve the sound of your existing cymbals by replacing the standard tone-dampening felts that come with cymbal stands.
S DRISCOLL, Benwell, Newcastle JUST the word alone brings it all back A bus ride to Spain, plenty kids and rucksack The cheapest one of all with breathtaking views Couldn't believe our luck as we tucked into the food Meeting up with more 'Geordies' from school days gone by All the kids making friends, staying close by our side Dancing each night, champagne flowing free Walking adventures, plenty chips and ice cream Laughing and singing with youth on our side Didn't want to come home, Ancient Music I TOUCHED my Tambourine Sweet music My cymbals clashed I plucked my Sitars It was so Beautiful Over the years Music from the soul.
The fine microstructural properties produced by the metalcasting process means cymbals are capable of being finely tuned and strong enough to put up with plenty of abuse.
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