Sentence Examples

  • An orchestral and thematic texture as far removed from that of mere recitative as it is from the forms of the classical aria - the repetition of a whole sentence in order to form a firm musical close has almost as quaint a ring as a Shakespearean rhymed tag would have in a prose drama of Ibsen.
  • The rudeness of early art is most apparent in the inequality of the metres in which both the dialogue and the "recitative" are composed.
  • After the opening recitative, three solo male voices represent the magi asking where they can find the new-born Jesus.
  • A German narration replaces the recitative and a tenor ( !
  • Brass contributes greatly to the effect and the highly expressive recitatives that follow set a standard for Mozart and others to follow.

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