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Word: chant

Definition: tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant


Sentences Containing 'chant'

"Austro-Hungarian aces of World War 1" Christopher Chant.
"Billboard" magazine, naming the song its "Record of the Week", praised the topical lyrics and the unusual musical combination of "Gregorian-like chant ...
A French postage stamp is issued representing works by Metzinger ("L'Oiseau bleu", 1912–13) and Gleizes ("Le Chant de Guerre", 1915).
A prolific writer of global renown has been Thomas Keneally whose notable works include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, 1972 and Schindler's Ark, 1982.
A sampling includes The lyrics for which he is most renowned are his translation from the Greek of the Offertory chant of the Cherubic Hymn taken from the 4th century AD Byzantine Divine Liturgy of St.
After the tumultuous 1991 split with the Nichiren Shōshū, Gakkai members were encouraged to chant for the destruction of the sect and of Nikken Abe, its head priest. Local Japanese chapters routinely passed out lists of nearby Shōshū temples for members to focus on in their daily chants.
But when he tried to play the chant at his laboratory, he realized that the only thing recorded was a ghastly laughter.
Carollers solicit homeowners with the chant ""Namamasko po!"" (approx.
Considered one of Bernal Jiménez's most emblematic scores, the music incorporates native melodies, dances, and instruments as well as elements of Gregorian chant.
During this period of musical history, most of the time composers built masses on pre-existing tunes, such as Gregorian chant or even popular songs.
Examples include the poems of Judith Wright; "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" by Thomas Keneally, "Ilbarana" by Donald Stuart, and the short story by David Malouf: "The Only Speaker of his Tongue".
Fairy Chant (foaled 1937 in Kentucky) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse.
Fairy Chant was bred by William duPont, Jr., and raced under the banner of his Foxcatcher Farm for trainer, Richard E. Handlen.
He has recordings on Le Chant du Monde's imprint "Les Saisons Russes" and on the Moscow based independent label LongArms Records.
He marked his debut for the club in 11 September with a goal in a 2–2 away draw against Bolton Wanderers, and immediately established himself as United's first choice left-back, being regularly lauded by United fans with the chant of ""Ar-gen-tina!"" and eventually voted the club's best player for the 2004–05 season.
He urged people to look beyond the transience of worldly affairs, and realize that it is only the unselfish chant of God's name that delivers a person from the misery and suffering of this earthly existence.
His early singing experience came as a chorister in a church choir (under his father's direction), where he learnt the importance of accent in singing from the performance of the Gregorian chant.
In 1933 he composed a new setting of the traditional chant "Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat" which became the interval signal for Vatican Radio, and in 1935 he created the official arrangement of the Czech state anthem.
In fact, Fairy Chant may be best remembered from her stirring win in the $20,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (then called the Pimlico Oaks) on Friday, May 10, 1940.
In his music he often recalled gregorian chant, polish church songs and polish folklor, sometimes combining them in one piece.
In two ODIs against Sri Lanka in February 2008 the "Show us your visa" chant was targeted at Sri Lankan fans.
It then moves into a chant of magical words making it the most chilling and foreboding of all the musical's numbers.
It uses the "Fellas, I'm back" chant later used in the title track of "Pandemonium".
Keefe agrees, and calls it Angelou's "central motif" and a rhythmical and hypnotic chant that cries out to be sung".
Like "The Secret Sign" it featured light, sound, performance and music, including Buddhist chant by Ani Choying Drolma.
On hearing his chant, Banbibi came along with her brother Shah Jangali.
On November 25, 1979, during a match between Real Sporting and Real Madrid, people started to chant "Así, así, así gana el Madrid" ("that is how Madrid win") criticizing supposedly biased referring decisions that aided Real. Years later, Real Madrid fans adopted this song to celebrate the triumphs of their team.
One of the more common slogans was the chant, "Hail to the Amida Buddha!"
Prof. Shonku decided to record the spell that the sadhu was chanting, and visiting the sadhu again, does manage to record the chant.
Shortly thereafter, it becomes clear that Ventresca was elected Pope by a method called Acclamation by Adoration, which is when all the Cardinals freely chant one clergyman's name, which they did before Carlo lit himself on fire.
The album features layered guitars, abstract percussion, and chant-like vocals.
The album was compiled with "Chant 2" as "Age of 369/Chant 2" in 1996 by Extreme Records.
The CD version released in the early 2000s has the European cover and title of the original LP and includes the single version of "Chant: 13th Hour" as a bonus track (the full version being from the second LP "Potlatch").
The club colours are officially blue, white and black according to its statute but the fans use the combination "schwarz-weiss-blau" (black-white-blue) in their songs and chants; they also chant "haa-ess-fow" (HSV).
The heirs of Jean Giono have stated that elements of the story are stolen from Giono's "Le chant du monde".
The interest this chant produced amongst early Musicologists and Folklorists of the 19th century led to the transcription of the different known versions of the song.
The Kapālama high school offers a six-year program in Hawaiian language and various supplementary courses in Hawaiian literature, culture, history, song composition and performance, chant, and dance.
The last part of the track is a chant by the Mapuga tribe of New Guinea recorded for "La Vallée", the film to which "Obscured by Clouds" is the soundtrack.
The original song did not include the famous 'Oh Mickey, you're so fine' chant, which Basil added.
The project's music combines elements of rock, pop, electronica, New Age, enigmatic and ambient music, as well as Gregorian chant and other choral music.
The sadhu tries to chant a reverse spell and get the Brontosaurus back to its skeleton form, but just as he has completed the spell, gets crushed underneath the bones of the dinosaur, to his death.
The supporters would typically tailgate before the game and during halftime, sit behind the opposing bench during games, stand and chant throughout the game, and occasionally travel with the team on road games.
These miracles show God's love for, and support to His devotees who chant His name without selfishness day and night.
These services could be very long, sometimes lasting till dawn, but usually consisted of a chant, three antiphons, three psalms, and three lessons, along with celebrations of any local saints' days.
They conclude the chant as Nicolas concludes with the text, “I bless Thy name, who lived and died for me, and dying, dying, dying, dying, yield my soul to Thee.” After an energetic instrumental interlude (again based on the plainchant), the cantata closes with a congregational hymn praising God's mysteries and the courage of the saints.
Thiago Arancam started his studies in São Paulo at the “Municipal School of Music” and continued at the Musical University “Carlos Gomes”, where he graduated in “Erudite Chant” in 2003.
This chant was originally sung in Latin and under the name of "Judicii Signum", but from the 13th on, versions in Catalan are found.
Tukaram believed that one should chant God's name (Panduranga Vitthal) with love, and not for earning something in exchange for the chant.
Vladimir Martynov began studying early Russian religious chant in the late 1970s; he also studied Renaissance music of such composers as Machaut, Gabrieli, Isaac, Dufay, and Dunstable, publishing editions of their music.
“Mr. Khoshchehreh is educated and he realizes that he has to be practical. He does not chant populist slogans.”

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