Related to balladry: balladist


Ballads considered as a group.
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1. (Poetry) ballad poetry or songs
2. (Music, other) the art of writing, composing, or performing ballads
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(ˈbæl ə dri)

1. ballad poetry.
2. the composing, playing, or singing of ballads.
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Released next Tuesday, The Be Positives' self-titled debut LP takes a most gluttonous approach to musical genres, absorbing everything from glam-pop to garage-rock to lush piano balladry. Crucially, though, it's a sound which never threatens to overwhelm the listener.
With several songwriters amongst their ranks the line up also supplies material of their own like the brassy shuffle of Low Down, the slow burning balladry Of She's The One, the funky Taking Care Of Business and opening track, Irene - showing off the talents of Southern Rock guitar gunslinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
The album's closer, "Leave a Light," is more gently cast, but it's a gorgeous nod to Hansard's Irish ancestors in folk balladry that seems built to last.
Saturn falls somewhere between the dance hits of producer DJs with big-name features, and earnest, heart-tugging balladry.
From amped-up rock to balmy balladry, she keeps her tendency to overuse her formidable lung power in check - but this is unlikely to recapture her early commercial success.
Actually, make that thousands of girls-all raring to move their bodies to sticky sweet funk-pop ditties, waiting to be serenaded with old-school RandB balladry, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, where Bruno held a two-night concert recently, as part of his ongoing '24K Magic' world tour.
Ezra's most distinctive asset, his deep and rich voice, is better suited to romantic balladry than Coldplay-esque stadium fillers.
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.
Historians of gender and witchcraft have long recognized the importance of broadside ballads in disseminating and reinforcing ideas and stereotypes about witches and other so-called transgressive and disorderly women in early modern communities, but little detailed study has been done in this area, no doubt because of the elusive nature of broadside balladry and a deficiency of musicologists amongst early modern historians.
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.
He is probably best known for his 1972 book The Ballad and the Folk, which sought to apply the Parry--Lord theory of .oral improvisation to Scottish balladry, in particular to the repertoire of Anna Brown of .Falkland.
It's an all Sam Smith show though on his first ever full-length release titled "In The Lonely Hour." Here, he demonstrates his knack for soulful balladry amidst slow, piano decked tunes, string orchestrations, and old school and modern day R&B sounds.