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Declamation

Owen Jander.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Music Theory; Opera; Music; Musical Aesthetics. 220 words.

In music, the relation between verbal stress and melodic accent in the setting and delivery of a text. Clear and appropriate text setting, measured by quantity or quality, was extolled...

Ornamentation

Andrew V. Jones and Will Crutchfield.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Opera. 7334 words.

The present article is concerned with the improvised embellishments added by singers (as opposed to notated ornaments indicated by the composer, or instrumental improvisation in...

Reminiscence motif

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Music Theory and Analysis; Opera. 462 words.

(Ger. Reminiszenzmotiv, Erinnerungsmotiv)

A theme, or other coherent musical idea, which returns more or less unaltered, as identification for the audience or to signify...