part song


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part song

1. a song composed in harmonized parts
2. a piece of homophonic choral music in which the topmost part carries the melody
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He had prepared the choir for a rare rendering of the al fresco Elgar found in a collection of six part songs inspired by the Bavarian Alps, using folk poetry adapted by the composer''s fledgling bride, Alice.
Elgar Part Songs are sung by the Cambridge University Chamber Choir under the sure hands of Christopher Robinson.
There he selected nurses and orderlies for a chorus and made them sing part songs, standing around his bed.
The music will consist of a selection from Handel's Coronation Anthems, as well as motets, madrigals and part songs. The organist is Brian Williams.
There was real beauty too in a pair of unaccompanied part songs, Jesus Christ The Apple Tree and The Shepherds' Cradle Song which showcased the Choral's clarity and crisp control.
"Singers deal in words, as well as music, and Elgar's settings, whether in the part songs, the modestly-scaled sacred pieces or the grand choral works are exemplary.
The repertoire for singing should include unison and simple part songs and be appropriate to the pupil's vocal range."
The young pianist Robert von Keudell (later a diplomat) provided musical inspiration and, along with songs and piano pieces, she began to write part songs, seventeen of them; and in 1847 she completed a masterful Piano Trio in D Minor (published in 1850).
"From nursery rhymes to part songs and rounds, we encourage the children to try out lots of different types.
"We are programming all of Elgar's most important chamber works - the Piano Quintet, String Quartet and Violin Sonata, plus some part songs and the Severn Suite for brass ensemble.
During the summer they meet at each other's houses to sing madrigals and part songs, continuing the tradition of the choir which was formed in 1875 as the Huddersfield Glee and Madrigal Society.
A nice feature of the 60 pages is what looks like a very complete list of their musical works, although the Bairstow songs and part songs are "too numerous to mention".