tone colour


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tone colour

n
(Music, other) the quality of a musical sound that is conditioned or distinguished by the upper partials or overtones present in it. Often shortened to: tone See also timbre2
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A rather gentler CBSO supported its own, very young first horn Elspeth Dutch through the fourth Horn Concerto with great sensitivity, though the aristocratic purity of her sound, buoyant articulation and command of tone colour clearly needed no special treatment, despite its sense of power restrained.
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Unity of vision, seamless ensemble playing and a powerful command of tone colour created glorious scenes.