voice as an instrument



[Eng.]


A practice of using a voice or a number of voices with an instrumental result rather than using the voice in the conventional sense. This practice is used in 20th century music and in new age music with a mysterious, soothing, beautiful effect.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Glass: The Photographer, for Violin, Chorus, and instruments, "A Gentleman's Honor"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 75
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; (closing section of the ballet)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 37

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