- n. Plural form of violoncello.
“During his time in Europe, he composed his 'Sextet in G Major for two violins, two violas and two violoncellos' (1900) and his 'First Symphony in D Major for full orchestra' (1901).”
“There, snuff and cigars, and German pipes and flutes, and violins and violoncellos, divide the supremacy between them.”
“Over the flat lands near Newport the wind moaned like the calling of many violoncellos.”
“The whole space commenced to vibrate with a strange humming sound which resembled violins, violoncellos, flageolets and flutes being played upon very faintly.”
“There are tiny traps, and delicately constructed "lifts," and real footlights fed with burning-fluid, and in the orchestra sits a diminutive conductor before his desk, surrounded by musical manikins, all provided with the smallest of violoncellos, flutes, oboes, drums, and such like.”
“Monkeys chatter and rustle in forest trees, gorgeous birds flit past on jewelled wings, and frogs in this rainy season make a deep booming like the tuning of numerous violoncellos.”
“There, snuff and cigars and German pipes and flutes, and violins and violoncellos, divide the supremacy between them.”
“The bassoons play readily with the violoncellos, their united tone being often advantageous for effect.”
“-- Yes, the violoncellos come in there, -- so it must be.”
“It should perhaps be remarked at this point that when different groups are playing the same phrase, _e. g._, violoncellos and basses, or second violins and violas, the bowing must be uniform in the two sections, if absolute uniformity of phrasing is to result.”
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