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descant

Music
1. a decorative counterpoint added above a basic melody
2. of or pertaining to the highest member in common use of a family of musical instruments
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In addition to presenting easy to learn countermelodies for vocal descants, a recording of each descant is available to choir singers by visiting website, www.
From 1928 until 1939, a Dolmetsch descant recorder cost about five guineas.
Each composition in the two sets includes one or two clear statements of the melody along with newly composed introductions, interludes, harmonies and/or descants.
Such a tour de force is accomplished through Mohanty's peculiar form of prose poetry, a rich and eloquent descant that alternates description, reflection, and speculation and is punctuated by symbolic images and allegorical figures that recur, with increasing complexity of meaning, throughout her work: trees like the gulmohar, birds like the koel and the crow, fish, elements (water in particular), certain colors, garments (the dupatta, the sari), and--perhaps the most powerful and iconic of them all--a solitary boatman.
Footnote 2] to descant upon a subject they do not understand, is the Editor of the Herald himself, who it appears, went to "see the show" in Mr.
The Sailor's Hornpipe' fits almost exactly as a descant over 'Eternal Father, Strong to Save.
I was still trying to imagine what that would sound like when the descant started and my own throat closed in awe.
Die descant was many a time sung by boys, therefore it is often in the soprano register.
The clergy love to join the chorus, belabouring the obvious, but usually adding a descant or two of their own.
During lunch, Jim Drew of Bowen, Miclette, Descant & Britt, discussed "How Insurance & Bonds Affect the HDD Business.
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Implications notwithstanding, many scholars working in, and borrowing from, feminist theory and history have either dismissed or ignored popular descant, foregoing any dialogue with, or challenge to anti-feminist backlash in the twentieth century.