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Word: rhapsody

Definition: excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)


Sentences Containing 'rhapsody'

"American Songwriter" magazine called "Iris Nova" "a pageantry of maturing sounds and measures, confident attitudes and different genres" and Rhapsody deemed it "a perfect melding, as if Nina Simone came back from the dead to front Morcheeba on a new record".
"Rhapsody for Harp and Orchestra" was written in 1965.
Along with Helloween, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, HammerFall, Angra, Rhapsody of Fire and fellow Finnish power metal bands Nightwish and Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius is considered one of the leading groups of the power metal and symphonic metal genre.
Brahms's experiments with rhythm and phrase lengths are also apparent in the E-flat major rhapsody, which for 60 bars maintains five-bar phrases.
BulletBoys songs and videos are still played on outlets such as: VH-1, Sirius-XM radio, Last.fm, iLike, Yahoo Music, AOL, Pandora, Rhapsody and Music Choice.
Each of the first three pieces is called an intermezzo, and the last a rhapsody (the German spelling Rhapsodie is also common in English publications).
España, rhapsody for orchestra ("España, rapsodie pour orchestre") is the most famous orchestral composition by the French composer Emmanuel Chabrier (1841–1894).
Examples include the multiple narrators' feelings in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" and "As I Lay Dying", the character Offred's often fragmented thoughts in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale", and the development of the narrator's nightmarish experience in Queen's hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody."
films, including "Eyes in the Night", "Yankee Doodle Dandy" playing Nellie Cohan opposite James Cagney, "This Is The Army" playing the wife of George Murphy and the mother of Ronald Reagan, "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Nora Prentiss".
He has also performed popular music, among others, with Robert Wells at the annual "Rhapsody in Rock" with high Swedish attendance records of 43,000 people at Ullevi in a 8 August 2003 show.He was signed to Silva Screen Records.
He has played on countless soundtracks, TV shows and jingles, been a featured soloist with symphony orchestras and has composed a symphony, a piano concerto, A Sussex Rhapsody ( the latter commissioned by the BBC Concert Orchestra ) and numerous chamber works.
He is numbered among its members mainly because of his "American Indian Rhapsody", his most popular work.
Hungarian Rhapsody no. 10 in E major, S.244/10, is a composition for solo piano by Franz Liszt.
In 1998, Baaba recorded "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album "Red Hot + Rhapsody" a tribute to George Gershwin which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease.
In 2002, her "July Rhapsody", the companion film to "Summer Snow" and about a middle-aged male teacher facing a mid-life crisis, was released to good reviews in Hong Kong and elsewhere.
In 2009, an album "The Best of John Miles at the Night of the Proms" was released, which included "Music" but also covers including "All by Myself", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "It Was a Very Good Year".
In addition, the piano version of the "American Indian Rhapsody" may be found on a New World Records release of American romantic piano music.
Other forms in the play include an epithalamium by Juliet, a rhapsody in Mercutio's Queen Mab speech, and an elegy by Paris.
She was a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where her graduation performance was the "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Rachmaninoff.
She was also memorable in Brahms' "Alto Rhapsody".
Since Brahms has combined these 18 character pieces in collections, he may have included some earlier compositions, and it is quite possible, although there is no definite proof, that some works—such as the E flat major rhapsody—may have been conceived before 1892.
Songs featured in the film by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow include "Cocktails for Two" sung by Brisson, "Marahuana" sung by Michael, "Where Do They Come From (and Where Do They Go)" sung by Carlisle, and "Ebony Rhapsody" by Ellington.
Tashlin directed the first film in the series, the 1941 Color Rhapsody short "The Fox and the Grapes", a series of blackout gags based around the Aesop fable of that name.
The "Rhapsody" has been described as very much a period piece, stylistically conventional and eclectic, post-Romantic and neo-Lisztian in its mannerisms and pretentiousness, its plethora of trills, arpeggios, broken chords, and repeated octaves (often thunderous), and its bravura display of virtuosity, with indications ranging from "molto maestoso" to "allegretto scherzando", from "andante affetuoso" to "allegro con brio", from "amabile" to "feroce" (the savage!).
The album is available for digital download on her website, as well as iTunes, Amazon, Tradebit, Napster and Rhapsody.[http://amandaovermyer.com/html/the-latest-news-on-amanda/71-itunes-offers-solidify] The album was produced by Los Angeles-based producer Rocco Guarino. The album is also now in most stores in the United States; some states may not have the album yet, but are expected to.
The fact that Brahms originally intended the title ‘Capriccio’ for his earlier Rhapsody, Op.
The rape allegedly took place at Nötesjö Wärdshus inn immediately following a concert of the star-studded "Rhapsody in Rock" tour.
The soundtrack featured the 18th Variation from Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", performed by the pianist Jakob Gimpel for "The Jealous Lover".
The soundtrack had a full digital release including platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and Insound.
The works were the "Rhapsody for Harp and Orchestra" (with soloist Aristid von Würtzler), "New England Autumn", "Pioneer Dances", and "Spirituals in Sunshine and Shadow".
Their music has been described as a place where "Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk".
They performed Leonard Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Dr. Katheryn Woodard, Donald Grantham's Southern Harmony, Percy Grainger's Children's March 'Over The Hills And Far Away', Frank Ticheli's Blue Shades, William Himes' version of Amazing Grace, Dr. David F. Wilborn's newly commissioned Concertante Caprice and John P. Sousa's The Freelance March.
This album won Album of the Day from Rhapsody on 23 June 2010: http://blog.rhapsody.com/2010/06/aotd0623.html

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