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lilt

(in music) a jaunty rhythm
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Their wonderfully rich textures brought Mahler's sunny Fourth Symphony to life, especially in the poco adagio third movement where conductor Vladimir Jurowski kept the strings finely poised to bring out its lilting serenity.
The text is a gentle, lilting poem in rhyming couplets following the desire of a baby owl looking for someone or something to cuddle.
The actress, whose beauty and lilting soprano brightened MGM musicals of the 1940s and 1950s including Anchors Aweigh, Show Boat, The Desert Song and Kiss Me Kate, died of natural causes at her Los Angeles home, said the actress's long-time companion and secretary Sally Sherman.
Fulsome Poulenc rubbed shoulders with following plain-chant, beautifully shaped by female " Ancient Inca language delivered the Apostle's Creed with lilting voices only.
Founded in Manchester in 2001, Ben Thorley and Steven Warburton who sing and play guitar, James Cole on bass and drummer Nigel Bennett started writing songs based around lilting West Coast melodies.
There's nary a grinding guitar or booming acoustic drumbeat in the mix, and George's voice is a crystalline thing, so if you're in the mood for lilting keyboards and pop prettiness, The Bird and the Bee comes up smelling like roses.
Whether it was Jenn Butterworth's lilting vocals, sexy Mairearad Green's outstanding accordion and pipe playing, or Massie's chicken-pickin' guitar playing.
The lilting interludes at the beginning and end of each CD are mostly gentle guitar riffs, with a final jangling discord--not happily-ever-after music.
With a lilting Welsh accent and an eagerness to please that would put a puppy to shame, he had the audience eating out of his hand, even stopping his show halfway through to check that everyone was enjoying themselves.
Dramatic yet adorable illustrations of two toddlers and their energetic new pet and a lilting text with a great catchphrase capture the excitement and adventure of caring for a new puppy with an agenda all his own.
Assuming another of Morris' roles, McDonald's lilting rendition of Three Preludes was in turn frisky, melancholy, playful.