Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of tremolo.

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Examples

  • The chorus quietly mouths emotionally charged lines from Emily Dickinson's poetry, their words clashing against throbbing drum tremolos and the string orchestra's charging bows.

    From City Choir of Washington, triumph out of tragedy

  • "Red Arc/Blue Veil," by Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams, mixed the rushing arpeggios and tremolos of piano and vibraphone with computer-processed sounds to atmospheric, even seismic effect.

    On the Verge of experimental dissolution

  • Under conductor Will Crutchfield, the orchestra and chorus brought richness and bel canto lyricism to the score, from the galloping motifs of the overture to the antiphonal horn playing that evoked the echoes of the Swiss mountains, the lively, fugal mustering of the cantons in Act II, and the victorious tremolos of the finale.

    Pared 'Flute' Is a Muted Production

  • The musicians poured out the music based on a poem by Richard Dehmel with seamless urgency, intense focus and magically shimmering tremolos as the composer and poet transformed darkness into radiant light.

    Emerson opens string quartet festival with well-played Schonberg

  • Enchanted Preludes, for example, composed in 1988: As the flute (Brook Ferguson, in this performance) spins out her darting, bubbling line, the cello (David Gerstein) tries to join in with his best flute imitation, all tremolos and harmonics and sharp-tongued pizzicati.

    Magna Carter (4): Identity Politics

  • Onstage at Bonnaroo, songs that began as gently strummed or picked folk-rock sprouted episodes of noise – frenetic electric-guitar tremolos, two-fisted keyboard pummeling, volcanic drum crescendoes – even in older songs like β€œVia Chicago,” which had three giant eruptions while Jeff Tweedy kept singing its modest melody.

    Bonnaroo: Wilco Gets Noisy - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • He simply possesses each tune fully, courtesy of rolling chords, well-placed tremolos, notable restraint and the defining force of his musical presence.

    The Musical Benefits of Ties That Bind

  • Charest: I had it between my fingers, and I took my other hand, and controlled the fingers, and started to do tremolos and was like, Hey this is great.

    Disquiet » The Maestro of Belleville

  • There were sudden, flashing tremolos at the beginning of bars, and places where the music hesitated without losing its tempo, or sustained the same speed despite appearing to halve or double it.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • 'You can play violin music on one of these, except that you have to put in tremolos where a violin would have one sustained note.'

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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