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  • The employment of the ethereal oboe and English horn worked better for me in this version than the open-throated clarinet I heard employed in the recording of the work's New York premiere from 2008.

    Rodney Punt: The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth: A Chamber Opera of Horrors at Fais Do-Do

  • But she turned to face him: a short New Yorker with a goatee, who wore an open-throated white shirt.

    Hotel Chelsea - Nanette 2

  • The sound of the violin chaconne played on viola and transposed to a darker G minor, interwoven with Langeland improvising a keening, open-throated Ave Maria, proves strangely persuasive.

    Sinikka Langeland: Maria's Song

  • Think what the shift from thin winter contact calls to the open-throated full spring song of residents and new returning summer visitors does to the volume of the world.

    A Year on the Wing

  • I talk too often in class, pound the drums in band, sing open-throated, with my hands by my side, in choir.

    If I Am Missing or Dead

  • Each evening round the fires they had music, not the monotonous open-throated roaring of the tribes, nor the exciting harmony of the Ageyl, but the falsetto quarter tones and trills of urban Syria.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Hayden was studying the document in his hand and looking every inch the Gothic villain in his buff-colored trousers, open-throated ivory shirt, and scuffed boots.

    One Night Of Scandal

  • As a result, the numinous emerald breath of the forest lay gently against the town's whitewashed cheeks, while the river here serenaded the citizenry with an open-throated warble instead of a cancer-clogged rattle of death.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Marten in an open-throated shirt, Gabrielle Deschain in a sacque that had slipped off one shoulder, the whole room reeking of what they had been up to that hot morning?

    Wizard and Glass

  • Jake turned around and saw a fat guy in an open-throated white shirt standing at the end of the counter.

    The Waste Lands

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