Vocalise


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Vocalise

 

a work written to be sung without words, based on a vowel sound. (See.) Vocalises are usually etudes or exercises for developing vocal technique (vocalises by G. Concone, H. Panofka, M. I. Glinka, A. E. Varlamov, and others). Pieces for concert performance are also occasionally written as vocalises (Rachmaninoff s Vocalise, Ravel’s ” Vocalise en forme d’habanera,” and Gliàre’s concerto for voice and orchestra).

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The vocalises offered tackle all the requisite tools: legato, staccato, flexibility, velocity, vowel modification, pianissimo, and messa di voce.
Not many employers would vocalise the views of Alan Sugar and those in the public sector in particular welcome mix and match working," she said.
The choir's trip down the M6 was wasted - they just supplied atmospheric vocalise for the "uplifting" sections like the cringingly maudlin finale.
James said: "There was a terrible stage direction that said: 'Through some act of defiance, even though he's being tortured, he refuses to vocalise it and scream.
Everywhere a group of Liverpool fans gather to vocalise their love for their team, they are greeted by Turks eager to see at first hand their English visitors.
The pair will be playing music from the compact disc they released to critical acclaim, Vocalise Around Europe.
This Vocalise sounded scrawny, under-nourished and ill-defined, when conductor Michael Lloyd invariably draws much better results from his players than this.
Among purely orchestral versions I still prefer Previn (EMI) or Stokowski (EMI), but this new array of realizations gives us some idea just how good Vocalise actually is.
As Dolf de Borst prepared to vocalise the track All Aboard written by fellow Datsun Christian Livingstone, he realised the song needed something extra.
Candidates will be asked to sing a piece of their choice, and then given a test of their ability to vocalise a written passage.
Full-blown romanticism began gradually with Rachmaninov's hauntingly familiar Vocalise.
Guinea pigs may vocalise just before feeding time, or chatter their teeth if they feel aggressive.