Many of the men were making low-toned noises with their mouths, and these subdued cheers, snarls, imprecations, prayers, made a wild, bar- baric song that went as an undercurrent of sound, strange and chantlike
with the resounding chords of the war march.
There is Oodgeroo Noonuccal, an important activist and the first indigenous Australian woman poet ever to be published, whose often chantlike
poetry uses tradition to establish a modern affirmation of her people within Australian society.
People who like classical poetry with its regular form and the way, chantlike
, it drills itself into your consciousness are regarded as anachronisms.
The echoic and trochaic dimeter "widow Dido" has a chantlike
effect on the ear, like the nonsense syllables of some songs, and as such it is apt for the magical, dreamlike island of The Tempest, as well as the mythical and tragic setting of Dido's abandonment by Aeneas.
In the opening movement, following the opening chantlike
narration, the solo baritone voice performing the role of Christ sings a melodic inquiry, "Whom do you seek?
And there were attempts to introduce into these larger works a simple, almost chantlike
type of song--a type through which the composer seemed to make possible active participation in the rite by everyone present, directly reinforcing community investment in its symbols, themes and ideology.
But it's her uniquely foreign chantlike
vibrato that gives Gigi her magical charm.