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Holy Melisma!: A composer’s guide to the development and practice of ornamentation in singing

March 12th, 2011

Ornamentation has been a staple of vocal music for hundreds if not thousands of years. Join composer and writer Brian Rosen and VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman for a discussion about the ways in which singers (and composers) adorn melodies – and the factors that separate memorable from forgettable embellishments.