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- n. A composition in three voice parts.
- n. A vocal (or, rarely, instrumental) trio.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A composition in three voice parts; a vocal (rarely an instrumental) trio.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a composition for three voices; a vocal trio.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
The scene takes the form of a terzetto, which is worked up with constantly increasing power to a climax of passionate energy, and at last dies away as Marguerite expires.
On another occasion, at the same theatre, the prima donna was taken suddenly ill in the midst of a terzetto, in which Tamburini had the bass, and, while supporting her on the stage, this accomplished musician actually took the soprano in his falsetto, and performed the part of the indisposed lady in a manner which drew down universal applause.
Gounod may be forgiven even for the soldiers 'chorus, in consideration of the masculine vigour of the duel terzetto -- a purified reminiscence of Meyerbeer -- and the impressive church scene.
After a quaintly melodious prelude the third part opens with a terzetto and chorus ( "Thus Nature ever kind rewards"), an invocation to virtue and industry, and a quaintly sentimental duet ( "Ye gay and painted Fair").
Two beautiful arias for tenor ( "Deposuit potentes de sede") and alto ( "Esurientes implevit bonis") follow, the latter being exquisitely tender in its expression, and lead to the terzetto ( "Suscepit Israel puerum suum: recordatus misericordiæ suæ"), arranged in chorale form, and very plaintive and even melancholy in style.
A beautiful terzetto describes with inimitable grace the gently sloping hills covered with their verdure, the leaping of the fountain into the light, and the flights of birds, and a bass solo in sonorous manner takes up the swimming fish, closing with "the upheaval of Leviathan from the deep," who disports himself among the double-basses.
Dutchman ( "Wie aus der Ferne") and a terzetto with Daland close the act.
A terzetto between Adriano, Orsini, and Colonna, set off against a chorus of the nobles, leads up to the finale.
The act closes with a terzetto of great power ( "O! di qual sei tu"), in which both the priestess and Adalgisa furiously denounce the faithless Pollione.
Count reveals himself, leading up to a florid trio, and this in turn to the elegant terzetto, "Zitti, zitti."
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