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  • n. Plural form of glissando.


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  • Throughout the film, the constant cacophony of farm life becomes a symphony of bells, baas, and bleats -- of groans, grunts, and glissandi -- as the animals routinely meet, mate, and munch.

    George Heymont: Mother Nature Provided The Soundtrack

  • Occasionally, violin glissandi referenced both contemporary classical technique and the bent tones of the blues.

    Ten Years in Three Nights: A Decade's Triumph

  • They stammer out their glissandi woes in a sort of fugal chaos, with the orchestra and its chorus washing over them with dark chords and fraying melodic lines.

    Pilar Jurado's Blank Page

  • There's a point when only his toes are moving, but soon his whole body seems to be borne on Sahai's tabla beat and the sighing glissandi of Soumik Datta's sarod.


  • Figment II (also played by Bates) is very different; a tribute to Ives '"Thoreau" and "Hallowe'en" that ends up sounding for all the world like early music, quieter and more rhythmically sober that Figment I, with oblique chains of double-stops forming a kind of free organum, around a whispered middle section washed over with harmonic glissandi.

    Magna Carter (4): Identity Politics

  • Also, the box reads “When play Guitar Hero 3 games, the glissandi will no function due to the game limit.”

    The two greatest things I saw this Christmas « The Retort

  • Also, the box reads When play Guitar Hero 3 games, the glissandi will no function due ...

    2009 December « The Retort

  • Ms Rigacci rose to the occasion, and was able to provide the necessary frisson, despite having a much wider vibrato than Edda dell'Orso, and occasionally resorting to glissandi where Edda did not.

    GreenCine Daily: Il Maestro in America.

  • The orchestration is lush, too, and despite some requisite Hollywood glissandi, often delightful and surprising.

    Just The Way Walt Made 'Em

  • He followed his solo doing a duet with the violionist--- the violinist would do increasingly complex glissandi on his instrument, which Baron would then duplicate with his steps.

    Archive 2007-06-01


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