drum roll

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Noun1.drum roll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuouslydrum roll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
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The "Sinfonia da Requiem" will be of special interest to audiophiles because it contains the biggest drum strokes and the widest dynamics of any of the pieces represented.
First, noh drum music is a mixture of timbrally varied drum strokes and shrill and forceful vocal cries called kakegoe ("ha" and "ya" in Example 1b).
The brief, middle movement is reminiscent of the Fourth Symphony, and the Finale, starting with some mysterious drum strokes moves into a languorous melody, concluding with a great murmur of relief.