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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
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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.

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An element of a subassembly, not normally useful by itself and not amenable to further disassembly for maintenance purposes.
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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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The goal of the Centre is to acquire as complete a collection as possible of materials related to Arvo Part and his oeuvre.
From the first major study of Arvo Part's music this pragmatic outcome can be no bad thing.
Michael Part, the composer's son and co-founder and chairman of the board of the Arvo Part Centre informed The Baltic Times, "The new Arvo Part Centre will be a place where a visitor can be closer to the music of Arvo Part.
Perhaps the most widely promoted and talked about event that took place under the umbrella of the Year of Music was one of international cooperation, a staging of Arvo Part's composition Adam's Passion.
Eicher applied that approach when he launched ECM's New Series devoted to written music in 1984 with "Tabula Rasa,'' introducing Estonian composer Arvo Part to a global audience.
Cantus features six pieces by three influential contemporary classical composers: Arvo Part, Steve Reich, and Hywel Davies.
She presents The Cone Gatherers, including works by Erik Satie, Philip Glass, Arvo Part and Graham Fitkin, at the Capstone theatre in Shaw Street tomorrow.
Modernists can look forward to the Basel Symphony Orchestra on April 23 playing Arvo Part, Phillip Glass and the relentless thumping of John Adams.
The new dramaturgically personal and singularly conceived CD made by the cellist Petr Nouzovsky, who invited along the distinguished Czech harpist Katefina Englichove, is framed by two works by the Estonian composer Arvo Part: the well-known Fratres (1977, the 1989 version for cello and piano) and the piece Spiegel im Spiegel (1978), whose specific sonic world allows the unusual combination of cello and harp to excel.
Arvo Part inspires an arduously steamy pas de deux, and Stravinsky robustly accelerates the pace.