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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.
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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.
Na partitura, ela tem inicio no compasso 260 quando um acorde formado exclusivamente pelo intervalo de 3a Maior (Do-Mi), distribuido por todos os registos sonoros orquestrais e duplicado pela eletronica, vai se transformando gradativamente por meio de um glissando da orquestra, partindo dessas notas e progredindo em direcao ao agudo, enquanto a eletronica mantem as notas originais, como demonstra a figura abaixo.
After approximately 3 minutes of constant glissandos, they start playing Twinkle Twinkle little star.
Bartuk, too, was devoted to his native Hungarian folk tradition, combining its elements with innovative instrumental effects ( vigorously plucked strings and eerily sliding glissandos.
The concluding section of Vasaras dziedajumi begins with a gesture that recalls the opening of the prelapsarian first movement, but which is immediately soiled by lamenting downward glissandos. Nevertheless, Vasks does not end by despairing the corrupted purity of nature and birdsong.
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.
The waltz idea adds to the fun, since "dancing a waltz is certainly the last thing you would imagine a cow to do ..." "The Elephant" encourages the student to explore airspeed with more dynamics, higher notes, and glissandos imitating elephant trumpeting.
The fifth and most picturesque movement is "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath.'' 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.
The vocal lines feature some intricate rhythmic structures, wide ranges, a trill, nonsinging sounds, Sprechstimme, and glissandos. The viola part, edited by violist Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, contains specific bowings and other markings, double stops, harmonics, "Bartok" pizzicato, and one measure of a spoken line of text.