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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Hydraulis

Hydraulis   Reference library

James W. McKinnon

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
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3,119 words
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...in an area where rivers and streams are rare. The first author to give an accurate description of the instrument might have been the architect Claude Perrault in his Abregé des dix livres d’architecture de Vitruve (1673, 2/1684). The general confusion, however, was not dispelled until early in the 20th century by projects such as Galpin’s reconstruction ( c 1900) and Degering’s excellent monograph. Jean Perrot and Werner Walcker-Mayer have produced modern reconstructions of considerable interest. Bibliography H. Degering : Die Orgel:...

Organ

Organ   Reference library

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
67,540 words
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...but fine restorations during the late 20th and 21st centuries of organs by Trost and other builders contemporary with Bach, along with the increased accessibility of Thuringia and Saxony since 1989, has helped considerably in the understanding of these matters and in the dispelling of many Orgelbewegung misconceptions. The Arnstadt organ ( Table 23 ) can be taken as typical, one known by the Pachelbel school as well as Bach’s family. The particular kind of second manual on this instrument, the Pedal department, and the range of 8′ manual colours had...

Armide (ii)

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,899 words
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...a golden sceptre given them by a magician to counter Armide's magic powers. 4.ii The desert changes into beautiful country‐side and the two knights are in turn tempted by demons who have been transformed by Armide to resemble their beloveds. They are not deceived for long; they dispel these visions with the golden sceptre and go on their way towards Armide's palace, singing a duet of heroic resolution (‘Fuyons les douceurs dangereuses’). A ct 5 Armide's enchanted palace Armide is now committed to loving Renaud but fears she will lose him (as Hatred...

Götterdämmerung

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
3,768 words
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7

...orchestral interlude meditating on salient themes effects a transition from Hagen sitting malevolently on watch outside the palace to Brünnhilde sitting in innocent contemplation of Siegfried's ring outside the cave. The introduction of Brünnhilde's ex.2, with lighter scoring, dispels some of the oppressive atmosphere, but there remain enough pungent harmonies to suggest that trouble lies ahead. 1.iii The Valkyrie rock There is thunder and lightning and Brünnhilde sees her sister Waltraute approach on a winged horse (much use of the galloping Valkyrie motif)....

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