obligato


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ob·li·ga·to

 (ŏb′lĭ-gä′tō)
adj. & n.
Variant of obbligato.

obligato

(ˌɒblɪˈɡɑːtəʊ)
adj, n
(Classical Music) music a variant spelling of obbligato
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obligato - a persistent but subordinate motif
motif, motive - a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
2.obligato - a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
Translations

obligato

n (= part)Obligato nt
adjobligato
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22, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, conducted by IvEin Fischer, provided a glorious grand finale that was another unabashed tribute to the horn, as it included GyE[micro]rgy Ligeti's "Hamburgisches Concerto for Horn Solo and four Obligato Natural Horns," and Mahler's Symphony No.
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There will be two cantatas for alto voice and strings, with the organ taking the solo obligato role in the arias.
The highlight, "Du dieu d'amour" gives Sly a long-sustained line with marvelous obligato gamba work from Melisande Corriveau, beautifully joined by Luc Beausejour at the harpsichord.
She will play the flute obligato in the Arnold Bax piece, Now Is The Time Of Christmas and she will also feature in The Holly And the Ivy by John L Gardner, adapted by John Rutter.
From the point of view of our theme, however, it is worth mentioning that apart from a series of pieces surviving in manuscript, two of Brentner's collections contain arias that were akin--as we know--to the solo concerto both in structure and in this concrete case in the use of obligato instruments in the accompaniment.
Le ne rendo gratie se non quelle che devo quelle al meno che posso maggiori, et sono meno desideroso che obligato di servirla.
Warneke played the trumpet obligato (sic) accompaniment, but the effect was weak, because it was left to the piano to represent the rest of the band parts, and that is more than a pianoforte can do.
With its perambulatory obligato horns (who move from offstage to different positions on the platform, and often seem to call to each other like stags at bay) and virtuoso orchestral writing (the jazz-inflected climax was a terrifically exciting and brilliantly executed orgiastic cacophony) Imagin'd Corners is in every way a showpiece calling card.