piece of music

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n piece of music a musical work that has been created "the composition is written in four movements"
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Quotations

  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    “Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”

Usage

In literature:

Among the writings of nearly all our poets are pieces suitable for music.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
The tercet of the maidens is one of the loveliest pieces of music ever written.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
All of Nature's music-pieces had been left far behind.
"In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852" by Gilbert L. Cole
Several packets of metallic pieces representing the notes in music.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
Chinnery's son and daughter, sang a delicious piece of music to me, composed for me by that good-natured Viotti.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
A picture, a piece of music, a story; but the ghost is gone.
"Belcaro" by Vernon Lee
Vivien, in an unwonted mood of generosity, actually offered to copy the piece of music for her cousin.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
He became a professor of music in Columbia College, and his piano pieces were played the world over.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
What does he call the most bourgeois piece of music he knows?
"Trilbyana" by Joseph Benson Gilder & Jeannette Leonard Gilder
What piece of music did the Romans, at the time of the early Christians, most enjoy?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Meanwhile I want you to look over this piece of music.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
Such chapters are like the various pieces on the programme of a musical recital.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
No one thought any longer of playing an entire piece of music.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
He was also the author of several anthems, and other pieces of sacred music.
"Rambles in an Old City comprising antiquarian, historical, biographical and political associations" by S. S. Madders
The "Creation" was the only long piece of music he had ever heard.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The name is also given to pieces of music based on the dance movement.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
A composer writes a piece of music and musicians try to play it.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Then she practised up several pieces of old music that might be of use to him in his work.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
With an effort she took up another piece of music.
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss
There was a piece of music open upon it.
"A Lame Dog's Diary" by S. Macnaughtan
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In poetry:

God framed of harmony entire
That piece of music, you,
To be to yourself lyrical
In all you say or do.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Is the name of Kahren Dowcett's new theater piece with music and dance.
A great piece of music, it is good to be reminded, can be many things.
Everyone wants a piece of dance music right now.
Troika Music Festival Pieces of Troika (Ashley Melzer).
AC Express is a dynamic, crowd-pleasing, six-piece modern country band that adds classic rock tunes to fill out a strong genre of music.
Evelyn and Mary realize that "This is What We Are" in a very beautiful piece of music.
If Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote a dull piece of music, I've not yet heard it.
Maria performs portions of three different pieces of music.
If there's one thing choir directors can agree on, it's that Handel 's "Messiah" is a glorious piece of music.
Hip hop artists often combine sections of several songs to create a new piece of music.
If there's one thing choir directors can agree on, it's that Handel's " Messiah " is a glorious piece of music.
But you have almost certainly heard a piece of music that has been touched by his influence.
Specializing in music of the postwar and beyond, Gallois performs pieces that were specifically composed for him.
Sean Parker Could Own a Piece of the Music Industry He Helped Destroy.
You'll relate to this piece of Justified Music.
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In science:

He demonstrates that even one single note shows a 1/f noise-like behavior. A whole musical piece is considered by most musicians to be the largest unit of artistic significance [3, 4].
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
Since Voss and Clarke had included hours of recording from radio stations that included announcements and played different pieces of music, the analysis done may not be conclusive enough to make deductions about music and how to quantify its aesthetic attributes.
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
Fractal dimension plots have also shown agreement with perception density of events during a piece of music .
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
This (50 notes) is probably too short to be considered as a significant piece of musical expression (though monophonic mobile phone ring tones could be only just almost as long).
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
Obviously the more notes you have available to write a piece of music, the better the music will sound.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
Otherwise, a piece of music would be heard at a distance hopelessly confused and discordant .
Music in Terms of Science
But in hearing music, one may be surprised by the fact that the entirety of a piece of music is often not compromised by some of the missing or altered physical elements such as a missing note or a wrong note by mistake or occasionally distorted sound wave forms.
Music in Terms of Science
It belongs to the family of instruments called chordophones (which produce sound from vibrating strings), and allows the soloist to perform complex melodic and polyphonic music pieces in much the same manner as the piano.
Music in Terms of Science
As our centers for higher thought—mostly in the frontal cortex—receive these updates, they are trying to predict what will come next in the music, based on what has already come before in the piece of music we are hearing as well as our knowledge about the music.
Music in Terms of Science
In tonal music of the 18th and 19th centuries, the tonic center was the most important of all the different tone centers which a composer often used in a piece of music.
Music in Terms of Science
The movement of a musical piece is a live thing, now pressing forward, now holding back.
Music in Terms of Science
Another aspect of dynamics is associated with the execution of events in a given music piece, either stylistic (“staccato”, “legato”, etc.) or functional (relative velocity).
Music in Terms of Science
The traditional form of tonal music begins and ends on the tonic of the piece, and many tonal works move to a closely related key, such as the dominant of the main tonality.
Music in Terms of Science
The flavor of sound that is produced by a ma jor chord, with a minor seventh add (as in dominant seventh), renders a particularly dominant (wanting-to-go-tothe-home-chord) sound, which in turn brings out a stronger feeling of tonality to a piece of music.
Music in Terms of Science
To identify whether a piece of music is in a ma jor or a minor key, it is often effective to examine the chords at the very end, and at other important cadences such as places where the music comes to a stopping or resting point.
Music in Terms of Science
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