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  • There's this chaconne-like cantata BuxWV 92 "Quemadmodum desiderat cervus" -- the Psalm "As the hart desireth the waterbrook" auf Lateinsich -- that has a two-bar basso ostinato that's repeated 64 times.

    Fame, it's not your brain, it's just the flame that burns your change

  • Even at the tail end of the first "B," the part that matches the words "If I can find the sun in your eyes," Young weaves in an amazing embellishment, a two-bar phrase that could be the ­basis for a song in itself, but, more important, perfectly complements the Youmans melody.

    Forever Young—A Centennial Tribute

  • Not only is it 12:36 long, but it also really digs into the repetition-unto-death-and/or-enlightenment thing for which Oneida is apparently known, with an Alan Parsons-y two-bar melody breaking down into a heavy droning pulse after 5 minutes, and frequent noise-punches to the brain and spine before collapsing into binary exhaustion.

    Review — Oneida, Rated O (2009; Jagjaguwar)

  • All Cuban music has that undulating two-bar rhythm, one bar straight, one bar syncopated.

    Diddley's Beat Ba-bomps into the 21st Century

  • But 2½ minutes into the tune, drummer Gene Krupa jolted the ensemble to life with an explosive two-bar break.

    When Carnegie Hall Swung

  • He was a musician of consummate taste -- each funky little two-bar fill he played on piano or organ had a distinct shape -- and played his voice like the precious, responsive instrument it was.

    We Can't Stop Loving Him

  • The new combined two-bar system will settle to a new equilibrium, one intermediate between the cold and hot bar's original temperatures.

    Thermodynamic Asymmetry in Time

  • I would post one of my two-bar creations, but I couldn't work out the recording function.

    Neuromixer VDrum: It's a video drum machine!

  • He switched on a two-bar electric fire and motioned them to chairs.

    Hard Frost

  • We may mention here also the theory of Riemann (Handbuch der Musikgeschichte, I, viii), who holds that plain chant has a regular rhythm based on the accents of the texts and forming two-bar phrases of four accents.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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