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melismatic

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A passage that contains a melisma is said to be melismatic.

Example


Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde


Leonard Bernstein: On the Waterfront, "Love Theme"











Gregorian Chant: "Introitus: Adorate Deum"




Melody, Romantic: Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor, "Polovetsian Dances"


Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto, "La donna é mobile"


Melody, top voice: Sadko: Sadko's Melismatic Song - "Ah, you dark oak grove!"


Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras, No. 5, I


Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor, "Polovetsian Dances"


Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95



























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