Experts on period instruments replaced long -familiar faces in the orchestra, and the choral singers' vibratoless
tones blended so well that each section sounded like a single voice.
Davis's unmistakable, voicelike, nearly vibratoless
tone -- at times distant and melancholy, at others assertive yet luminous -- has been imitated around the world," read the New York Times obituary.
Bigger voices are given the opportunity to run free without being confined in a vibratoless
, colorless box.
Both players perform exceptionally well; Gahl's touch is very, very light and vibratoless
(as the scores require) but still projects clearly, while Lang's unusual choice of a Fender Rhodes piano, with its highly distinctive, bell-like tonal quality, was wiser than one might have any reason to expect.
, violin notes rising in a twelve-tone scale.
When the result of self-conscious effort on the part of modern musicians, such features as the swelling of vibratoless
string notes can become obtrusive--as they sometimes do in Parrott's recording.
The song ends very quietly with a sustained vocal tone, a vibratoless
augmented fifth in the viola, and the birdlike figures in the piano.
The pure, vibratoless
quality of the women's voices, much like the sound of English choir boys, is often cultivated by choral directors, and at times it works magic, as it did in the religious music and some of the folk songs.
At universities, it may not be possible, as Olson suggests, for voice majors to "avoid choral situations where vibratoless
singing is used exclusively ..." (20) Voice majors may be required to sing in a choir, and it is certainly to their benefit to sing in the most prestigious ensemble at their schools.
The small orchestra of 10 performed the intimate music with carefully articulated and, in baroque style, vibratoless