musical passage


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musical passage a short section of a musical composition
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In literature:

Teakle reports the successful passage through the alimentary canal of the handle of a music-box.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
And then, if there were some jubilant passages in the music, he'd think of a circus.
"The Turmoil" by Booth Tarkington
Music-cases lay strewn over the counterpane; the husbands who lined up in the passage, to wait for their wives, also bearing rolls of music.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
That is a passage whose music re-echoes through many pages of English literature, especially in the poems of Spenser, Shelley, and Keats.
"Mysticism in English Literature" by Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
To her it seemed as if some music had suddenly left off in its most exquisite passage.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
I followed him through a dim passage to a little room where there was a piano with some music on it.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
Again he was keenly delighted with the most joyous passages in music.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
He went up the stairs, and in the passage outside the music-room he noted that a light showed under the door.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
A little later, as she was going through the passage to the sitting-room, the sounds of music once more floated out toward her.
"Magnhild Dust" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Then comes one of the most beautiful passages in the book, probably the most beautiful of those treating of music.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
Very piteous and poignant music is used in this passage, broken in upon by the strains of battle.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Christopher Wilson
Some passages of his about music have become household words.
"Oxford Lectures on Poetry" by Andrew Cecil Bradley
Many beautiful passages affect us like noble music; our eyes are filled with happy tears.
"Essays on Modern Novelists" by William Lyon Phelps
Bird music rapt poetic souls into ecstasies in which the passage of time was utterly unnoticed.
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh
It played its own music, of which I could make nothing; and also passages from our operas.
"Spiritual Adventures" by Arthur Symons
But one or two passages out of this book on music are closely to our present purpose.
"Modern Painters Vol. III." by John Ruskin
The music altogether is light and pleasing, abounding in showy passages, and with the real Italian gift of melody.
"Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work" by Stephen Samuel Stratton
The crackling concert lasted about an hour, rising and falling with sudden acute crises like a passage of Wagner's music.
"War's Brighter Side" by Julian Ralph
Mozart imports from church music 3 trombones for special passages in his operas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
The music of this passage is very suggestive.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé

In poetry:

Patter, patter, little feet,
Making music quaint and sweet,
Up the passage, down the stair;
Patter, patter everywhere.
"To Beatrice Stuart--Wortley Ætat" by Alfred Austin

In news:

" Blending " is a common rite of passage for pre-adults, but in Beth Hyland and Haygen Brice Walker's too-new musical, it also means kids literally pulverizing their toys in a blender.
Bob Dylan is inarguably an American icon, one whose music has transcended the passage of time, but for many people he'll forever be a symbol of the promise and problems of the '60s, which begs the question.
Helium's earnest embrace of primitive electronica on Magic is contagious: Instead of provoking deprecating snickers, passages as programmed as Pong arouse a curious nostalgia for music long deemed unsalvageable.
A loop pedal records a musical passage and then repeatedly plays it back on a loop .
Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer Dr Damir Janigro, left, a neuroscientist at the Cleveland Clinic, found that melodic passages of music seemed to calm patients when played while they remainied conscious during deep brain stimulation.
The choir will be utilized to illustrate and illuminate particular passages or sections of the music.
Andrew Davis, the Lyric 's music director, shapes a finely nuanced reading of the fierce score that highlights its more introspective passages to an unusual extent.
The passage of years tends to color perceptions of music conceived for the stage, no matter how good it is.
The passage of Prop 30 means the Valley's largest district will beef up middle school curriculum and music programs.
Covers can sort of be a band's rite of passage- once they are successful with their own music and have established themselves they then feel ready to take on old school favorites.