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  • adj. Resembling the style of folk music

Etymologies

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folk +‎ -like

Examples

  • The Dvorak "New World Symphony" is, of course, one of the great crowd-pleasers in the canon, delivering the highest technical and artistic achievements in a folklike voice that is accessible to any sentient listener.

    Music review: Adams's 'Doctor Atomic' by BSO at Strathmore

  • His "Adagio," plaintive and folklike, shows off individual instruments.

    Fantasies For An Orchestra

  • The slower second movement offered a passionate folklike melody.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Together they took risks with eloquently elastic phrasing, pared dynamics down to a whisper in the Canzonetta slow movement and relished the folklike liberties of the finale, virtually stopping the music in its tracks at one point.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • ★ Promised Land Saturday This collective trio - with Myra Melford on piano, Brandon Ross on acoustic guitar and Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar - draws on a shared commitment to folklike sparseness and cosmopolitan sophistication, improvising a kind of on-the-spot chamber music.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "Hazelnut Eyes," his high mark so far, with its beguiling chorus that helps seven and a half minutes fly by; the folklike "Flower"; and the short, free-rhythm "Will You Let It?"

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  • Gentle folklike sections alternated with stormy passionate ones with striking technical displays ....

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  • "In Line," a more animated piece, gradually displaces a repeating Oriental pattern with swirls of folklike chords.

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  • Lucy Wainwright Roche sings and writes gentle, folklike songs, and her clear, steady voice feels like a beacon of sorts, slicing straight through the room.

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  • Thus Spake Zarathustra) and then in the fifth movement is joined by a boys 'choir representing a choir of angels, singing "Bimm-bamm, bimm-bamm" (for a friend of mine, just the boys singing "Bimm-bamm" makes this one of his favorite Mahler movements) while a women's chorus sings a folklike song about three angels singing a sweet song while the Lord Jesus sits down to eat with his disciples.

    DownWithTyranny!

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