balladry

Related to balladry: balladist

bal·lad·ry

 (băl′ə-drē)
n.
Ballads considered as a group.

balladry

(ˈbælədrɪ)
n
1. (Poetry) ballad poetry or songs
2. (Music, other) the art of writing, composing, or performing ballads

bal•lad•ry

(ˈbæl ə dri)

n.
1. ballad poetry.
2. the composing, playing, or singing of ballads.
[1590–1600]
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She has found a new groove, with sensitive acoustics, cinematic drama and explosive balladry to accompany the most personal and intimate songs she has ever written.
MUSIC Imelda May Imelda has found a new groove exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the most intimately autobiographical songs she has written.
It's polished and professional, with soulful power balladry in Long Long Road and a gospel showdown with wife Hannah on The Cranes Are Back, but it lacks the intense inspiration of his best work.
The truly unique artist has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written.
But there are some stunning moments - see lead single Hallelujah Money for a classically Albarnesque blast of unsettling balladry, lifted by a stunning performance from Benjamin Clementine.
Unfortunately, in the real world, Krell will continue to be a cult figure despite producing albums chock-full of disco-inflected electro groovers, epic balladry and melancholic pop which has a lightness of touch the afore-mentioned megastars can only dream about.
By mapping the landscape of popular balladry in the 1790s, taking into account both radical and conservative valuations, I will show how the ballad form had become suffused with anxieties about class, literacy, piety and the interaction of orality and print.
Other songs register a firm doo-wop influence and at times he's ploughing a similar furrow to Bruno Mars; the difference is that when Mika does emotive balladry, on the outstanding Last Party, Ordinary Man and Hurts, there's a very real feeling that he's singing from the heart.
That didn't mean the band was beneath the occasional sappy balladry.
oral improvisation to Scottish balladry, in particular to the repertoire of Anna Brown of .
Here, he demonstrates his knack for soulful balladry amidst slow, piano decked tunes, string orchestrations, and old school and modern day R&B sounds.
That she updated balladry places her in company with many other nineteenth-century poets, from Walter Scott to D.