Rhapsody

• (n.) A disconnected series of sentences or statements composed under excitement, and without dependence or natural connection; rambling composition. • (n.) A recitation or song of a rhapsodist; a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation, or usually recited, at one time; hence, a division of the Iliad or the Odyssey; -- called also...
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Rhapsody

(from the article `Bliss, Sir Arthur`) Bliss studied under Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. Up to the early 1920s, his music was frequently experimental, e.g., Rhapsody (1919), for ...
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rhapsody

noun an epic poem adapted for recitation
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Rhapsody

[Ashton] Rhapsody is a one act ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton, based on Sergei Rachmaninoff`s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The ballet premiered on 4 August 1980 at The Royal Ballet, and was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It has been revived twice since its 1980 premiere, in 1995 and 2011. Rhapsody was created ten years a...
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Rhapsody

[musical group] Rhapsody were an Australian female duo of Kymberlie Harrison and Cathy Ford. They had a minor hit (No. 95 on the ARIA singles chart) in the early 1990s called `Cowboy Lover` on BMG Records. After his success with soap opera actor Melissa, who had a No. 1 hit in 1991, promoter and record label owner Gene Pierson came up with ...
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Rhapsody

[music] A rhapsody in music is a one-movement work that is episodic yet integrated, free-flowing in structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality. An air of spontaneous inspiration and a sense of improvisation make it freer in form than a set of variations. The word `rhapsody` is derived from the Greek rhapsō...
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Rhapsody

[operating system] Rhapsody was the code name given to Apple Computer`s next-generation operating system during the period of its development between Apple`s purchase of NeXT in late 1996 and the announcement of Mac OS X in 1998. It consisted primarily of the OPENSTEP operating system ported to the Power Mac along with a new GUI to make it ...
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Rhapsody

[Osborne] Rhapsody by Willson Osborne is a piece originally composed for solo bassoon and later adapted for clarinet. The composition was first published by Peters in 1958. It is the most frequently performed work in the solo bassoon repertoire. Osborne recorded the rhapsody in collaboration with Sol Schoenbach for a 1952 radio program of c...
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Rhapsody

Rhap'so·dy noun ; plural Rhapsodies . [ French rhapsodie , Latin rhapsodia , Greek 'rapsw,di`a , from 'rapsw,do`s a rhapsodist; 'ra`ptein to sew, stitch together, unite + 'w,dh` a song. See Ode .] 1. A recitati...
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rhapsody

a free fantasy, usually of heroic or national character, and often brilliant in style.
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Rhapsody

A rhapsody is a musical composition irregular in its form, like an improvisation.
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Rhapsody

Greek epic poem (or section of poem) suitable for recitation.
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rhapsody

In music, an instrumental fantasia, often based on folk melodies, such as Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies (1853–54)
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rhapsody

Origin: F. Rhapsodie, L. Rhapsodia, Gr, fr. A rhapsodist; to sew, stith together, unite + a song. See Ode. ... 1. A recitation or song of a rhapsodist; a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation, or usually recited, at one time; hence, a division of the Iliad or the Odyssey; called also a book. ... 2. A disconnected series of sentences or sta...
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rhapsody

[n] - an epic poem adapted for recitation
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