glissando

(redirected from glissandos)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

glissando

1. a rapidly executed series of notes on the harp or piano, each note of which is discretely audible
2. a portamento, esp as executed on the violin, viola, etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Ha que se considerar tambem que, neste estudo, a TVSL foi associada aos glissandos descendentes, o que pode ter contribuido para um ajuste menos agudo do potencial vocal do individuo, o que tambem pode ter contribuido para a diminuicao da porcentagem do grafico.
And, similarly to their hostess, they too embrace the aforementioned mannerisms (particularly the glissandos of the soprano Anna Prohaska and the vibrato of the bass Luca Tittoto), which give the impression that Baroque music is not where they are most at home.
The teacher leaves again and the students play glissandos nonstop until the entire class returns.
Bartuk, too, was devoted to his native Hungarian folk tradition, combining its elements with innovative instrumental effects ( vigorously plucked strings and eerily sliding glissandos.
No ``American Idol''- style glissandos, no growling, no shouting - Devine doesn't need gimmicks.
Recalling both the "Cantilena I" and the indeterminate glissandos, the fourth piece also features a multiphonic passage in parallel tenths.
Light glissandos and arabesques composed for the treble now rumble, loud, muddy, and transgressive.
The rotations follow roughly the pitch contour of the glissandos: in the case of a downward glissando the rotation descends, in the case of an upward glissando it climbs again, more or less parallel with the glissando, and so on.
Many special orchestral effects and techniques are included with Instant Orchestra: glissandos, rips, clusters and harmonics.
The squawking of the Eb clarinet, the beating with the wood of their bows by the violins and violas, the screeching glissandos in the woodwinds, and the dramatic changes in dynamics turn the idee fixe into a grotesque image of its former self.
If I took issue with this philosophy in the case of Mutter's recordings of Beethoven and Mozart, as regards this Dvorak CD, after listening to it for the fifth time I realised that no matter how provocative it is (including the distinct glissandos, a Mutter trademark) she actually rediscovered Dvorak for me.
Continued ascending glissandos by the horn at the last moment make the ending wild and exciting.