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accompaniment

Music a subordinate part for an instrument, voices, or an orchestra

accompaniment

A decoration added to a building with the intention of enhancing its appearance.
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The agitated accompaniment figures propel the vocal line that moves in sometimes jagged phrases, sometimes long melismas, and sometimes sustained phrases.
Finzi sets up this beautiful and powerful Shakespeare text with a dirge-like accompaniment figure in B minor.
A return to the original accompaniment figure and key reminds us that though the story is sad, it is about a doll, much like a child's fairy tale.
I have plenty on hand," the accompaniment figure changes to a running sixteenth-note figure mp, legato molto, and marked "Shimmery.
This atmosphere of anger and doom prevail until Miss Manners begins her answer, at which point the accompaniment figure changes to an afterbeat pattern shifting through parallel harmonies as she reveals her own attraction to "violent opera" and her secret desire to sing, and what kind of response she would want from her fans.