melismatics

melismatics

the practice of composing phrases of several notes to be sung on one syllable of text, as in plainsong.
See also: Songs and Singing
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In addition to Wisely, artists performing to help those that have suffered loss in this disaster are: Hairball, The Melismatics, The Alarmists, Christy Love & You Know Who, Charlz Newman, the Abdomen, Send Up The Room, and Pop Rocks.