Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: An arbitrary interruption of a voice-part by rests, so as to produce a broken, spasmodic effect, frequently in two voices or groups of voices alternately. A composition in which this effect is frequently employed. As a contrapuntal device it was mostly used before the fifteenth century, but a similar effect occurs occasionally in modern music.
“The five instrumentalists who played many different instruments my favorite was the "nun's fiddle," a long, skinny, one-stringed wooden box played with a bow that produced a nasty raspberry of a sound in the course of the evening did so expertly, although the two horns sounded indecisive in the fast give-and-take "hocket" of the Dufay "Gloria," and the whole well-paced production moved smoothly.”
“Without him, the nation would curl up in a fetal position at this point (and then the hocket sticks would come out).”
“It shares with the late motets a solo introduction, and like most ars nova motets its periodic rhythmic structure is clearly marked by hocket passages.”
“Its Amen is particularly spectacular and consists of a long melisma with much use of the hocket technique.”
“Pope John of Avignon issued a decree condemning the Ars Nova in 1324, forbidding a practice that, according to him, had given rise to an excess of virtuosity; the abuse of the hocket technique had made the sung texts incomprehensible and was also very little suited to calm meditation.”
“We nearly began to like Lindsay again, that is until she flashed her hot-pink ham-hocket to paparazzi and we became convinced she had alien-genitale.”
“The Blackhawks are back, but major-league hocket isn't”
“Actually, there's a weird moment in "Any Colour You Like," after the opening passage on the organ, I was trying to represent the stereo hocket between the two guitars, and I had to do it with mono sound.”
“I'm not that good at math but that means an astonishing 70\% of Canada couldn't give a damn about the gold medal game, or hocket at all okay.”
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