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Definition of Melismata

Melismata
Melisma Me*lis"ma, n.; pl. Melismata. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a song.] (Mus.) (a) A piece of melody; a song or tune, -- as opposed to recitative or musical declamation. (b) A grace or embellishment.

Meaning of Melismata from wikipedia

- melisma, song, air, melody; from μέλος, melos, song, melody, plural: melismata) is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several...
- ballad; however the oldest known musical version is in Thomas Ravenscroft's Melismata in 1611. Frog rides to ask Miss Mouse to marry him. She is willing but...
- from five or six notes per syllable to over sixty in the more prolix melismata. Gregorian chants fall into two broad categories of melody: recitatives...
- can be seen from the different placement of certain syllables in the melismata in his version and in the Walsh first edition. A performance takes about...
- (1609), Deuteromelia or The Seconde Part of Musicks Melodie (1609) and Melismata (1611), which contains one of the best-known works in his collections...
- (Child 26, Roud 5) is an English folk ballad, printed in the song book Melismata compiled by Thomas Ravenscroft and published in 1611, but it is perhaps...
- fugato is the same with only slight variations by adding ornaments on melismata. However, the same four-note theme is also found in the finale of Haydn's...
- the Bed for soprano and four instruments 1982 String Quartet No. 5 1982 Melismata for solo violin 1982 About Time for piano 1983 Canonical Form for piano...
- "Clark sound" pioneered by her mother and aunts, executing high and fast melismata, riffs, runs, and deep, throaty growls sometimes referred to as "squalls"...
- Vocal melismata for solo soprano in Galuppi's 1771 In convertendo Dominum for SATB choir and soloists...
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