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“What Wagner called the melos, the melody, or melodic outline, that begins at the beginning and ends only at the end -- this is the thing.”
“What Wagner called the melos, the melody, or melodic outline, that begins at the beginning and ends only at the end ” this is the thing.”
“One plagiarised its love scene comma for comma from Waterloo; another was minstrel-show racist, whereas golden-age melos had been defiantly anti-slavery, defending liberty for all.”
“In 1823-4, melos based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein went on at the English Opera House, the Coburg, the Surrey, Davis's Amphitheatre, the Adelphi, the Olympic, and Covent Garden.”
“Technically, it was drama with music (melos), a novel background accompaniment that led emotion and mood as a score does in modern movies, but the name soon designated a new form of theatre, a fusion of high intentions and low entertainment into pop Romanticism.”
“Her identifiable pitch content and orchestration, her delicate choice of timbres and simultaneous rhythmic complexities using very short, irregular note values — all contribute to a coherent, non-eclectic style, notwithstanding her combination of diverse elements such as European avant-garde techniques of the 1970s, Judeo-Spanish melos, Mizrahi (Jewish-Arab) melodies, klezmer niggunim (tunes) and Arab tunes.”
“What regnans raised the rains have levelled but we hear the pointers and can gauge their compass for the melos yields the mode and the mode the manners plicyman, plansiman, plousiman, plab.”
“And the perception of this will be more apparent to thee, if thou often sayest to thyself that I am a member (melos) of the system of rational beings.”
“*  Epei auto hoper estin ho Theos, ou monon prophētai, allʼ oude angeloi eidon, oute archanngeloi; allʼ ean erōtēsēs autous, akousē peri men tēs ousias ouden apokrinomenous; doxa de en hupsistois monon adontas tō Theō; kan para tōn Cheroubim ē tōn Seraphim epithumēsēs ti mathein, to mustikon tou hagiasmou melos akousē, kai hoti plērēs ho ouranos kai hē gē tēs doxēs autou.”
“Hae vero quae sunt ambae breves similiter acuto accentu proferuntur, ut _bonus_, _melos_.”
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