Definitions

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  • n. A modern percussion instrument consisting of a small flexible metal sheet suspended in a wire frame ending in a handle.

Etymologies

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flexible + tone

Examples

  • Henze's scoring is ingenious (mandolin and flexatone add piquancy to the sonorities), and throughout one is aware of the practised professionalism that earned Henze the contempt of Pierre Boulez (who famously said in 1968 that a Rolling Stones song was far cleverer and shorter than a Henze opera).

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  • Certainly it was not dull given Opera Boston music director Gil Rose's exhilarating, idiomatic conducting and the extraordinary playing of the orchestra, whose line-up included a particularly dizzying xylophone and such unusual instruments as a balalaika and a flexatone.

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  • "Spoonin 'Rap" was also prophetic in its use of flexatone and heavily echoed voice, suggesting the Jamaican connection that was denied in early interviews by some of the rap originators.

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  • Two snags were (1) that it was hard to find a bass clarinet capable of the lowest notes in the second movement, which were taken instead by the bassoon, and (2) it was even harder to find a flexatone, or rather, anyone who could play it.

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  • We were subsequently driven to hysteria on finding that the flexatone was totally inaudible.

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