passage work

passage work

or

passagework

n
(Music, other) music scales, runs, etc, in a piece of music which have no structural significance but provide an opportunity for virtuoso display
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Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the romantic era, Chopin was called the "Poet of the Piano." He was a child prodigy who discovered colorful, new passage work and technical figures.
Just as Jesus' parables were meant to challenge and invite, you'd be invited to keep letting this story or that passage work on you during the week.
He gave a pretty immaculate performance of Derek Bourgeois's attractive, neo-romantic Concerto for Trombone, which exploited the full range and capabilities of the instrument, including rapid passage work in which the soloist's remarkable technique and sheer accuracy of execution were most apparent.
Other entrance strategies involve looking at the score directly to discover what makes a piece or passage work. For example, the chapter "Phrases of Odd Lengths: Beauty, Humor, and Passion" shows how examining phrase length can be the starting point for discovering more about the character of a piece or passage.
The odd moment of the finale's rapid passage work was not as fluid as she would have wished, but the warmth and sensitivity of her playing in the concerto's many lyrical moments more than compensated.
For tenors, learning how to move from approximately the D next to middle C (D4) through the pitches above (especially between F#4 and G) this passage work can be a voice buster for those who negotiate it without any skill.
The Wye and Usk Foundation will be continuing habitat restoration and fish passage work on the upper River Usk, thanks to the Beacons Trust and Biffa Landfill adding pounds 95K to the budget for Project Usk River Restoration, scheduled to last for two years.
Yann Beuron (Almaviva) overcame some initial rough passage work to soar through Rossini's brilliant showpieces in the company of odd companions from an out-of-tune banda to mariachis.
A large cupboard served as a filing repository of samples of every kind of passage work and figuration, for instant availability.
Following the footsteps of earlier English composers such as Matthew Locke, Blow's voluntaries open in a fugal style that eventually develops into more virtuoso passage work. Familiarity with non-English keyboard music led Blow to incorporate music by Girolamo Frescobaldi into his compositions; perhaps he was following Roger North's advice: "He that hath most musicall passages drawne off from the musick of others and in most variety to be put together with extempory connection, is the best furnished for voluntary" (Roger North on Music: Being a Selection from His Essays Written during the Years c.