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symphonies, plural;
  1. An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is traditionally in sonata form

  2. An orchestral interlude in a large-scale vocal work

  3. Something regarded, typically favorably, as a composition of different elements
    • - autumn is a symphony of texture and pattern
  4. A concert performed by a symphony orchestra
    • - tickets to the symphony

  1. a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
  2. symphony orchestra: a large orchestra; can perform symphonies; "we heard the Vienna symphony"
  3. (symphonic) relating to or characteristic or suggestive of a symphony; "symphonic choir"
  4. In Western classical music, a symphony is an extended musical composition, scored almost always for orchestra. "Symphony" does not necessarily imply a specific form, though most are composed according to the sonata principle. ...
  5. Symphony is an album from the English Soprano singer Sarah Brightman, released in January 2008 (see 2008 in music). This classical crossover album is a contrast to her previous collaboration with producer Frank Peterson, 2003's Harem; using more Gothic influences instead of Eastern.
  6. Bechara El Khoury's Symphony, subtitled The Ruins of Beirut, was composed in 1985. It was the third of a series of works inspired in the ongoing Lebanese Civil War, being preceded by tone poem Lebanon in flames and a Requiem. ...
  7. The Symphony in D minor is the most famous orchestral work and the only symphony written by the 19th-century Belgian composer César Franck. After two years of work, the symphony was completed 22 August 1888. ...
  8. The Symphony grape is one of dozens of new grapes bred by Dr. Harold Olmo, Professor Emeritus of the University of California, Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology. Its development began in 1948 and was completed and introduced commercially in 1981. It was patented in 1983. ...
  9. Hybrid are a British electronic music group based in Swansea, comprising Mike Truman and Chris Healings, with the addition of Charlotte James completing their 2010 lineup. They are primarily known as a progressive breaks act, although they overlap considerably with progressive house and trance. ...
  10. an extended piece of music of sophisticated structure, usually for orchestra; harmony in music or colour, or a harmonious combination of elements
  11. To dream of symphonies, heralds delightful occupations. See Music.
  12. An orchestral work (which occasionally involves singers) of three to four movements that was refined in the Classical period, became all the rage during the Romantic era, and continues to this day as a large-scale orchestral form. Among the most famous are Mozart's Symphony No. ...
  13. A large musical work consisting of four movements, or sections.
  14. A rather long orchestral composition, divided into three to four movements, or sections.
  15. A piece for large orchestra, usually in four movements, in which the first movement often is in sonata form. A large orchestra.
  16. defined in lecture 1, part 2: Musical Form in the Classic and Romantic Periods or, listen to this very Short Cut. ...
  17. (1) An extended piece for full orchestra, usually serious in nature and in several movements; early 18th century to present; (2) a performing group of instrumentalists; i.e., a symphony orchestra.
  18. A multi-movement work (typically four or more movements) for orchestra which has evolved over time. Classical-era symphonies typically had a four-movement form, which later evolved in the Romantic and Modern eras to more (or fewer) movements.
  19. The commonest orchestral genre. Derived from the (fast-slow-fast) Italian overture towards the middle of the eighteenth century. The first movement is cast in sonata form. The second movement can be in sonata form or variations. The minuet is in ternary form. ...
  20. a vehicle-mounted IED-defeat system that employs highly-classified radio-frequency technology, programmable and anti-tamper, with a renewable operating code, that's manufactured by Lockheed Martin. See DEACTIVATE, EOD, UXO, BOOBY-TRAP, EFP, MINE, EXPLOSIVE.
  21. a work in several movements for orchestra
  22. An extended work for orchestra, often divided into several movements.
  23. (SIM-funny) - The symphony we know today was the creation of Franz Joseph Haydn who established symphonic form to include (usually) four movements for full orchestra. ...
  24. literally means "sounding together". Orchestral work of a serious nature and substantial in size - usually in four movements
  25. A symphony orchestra plays lengthy pieces of music for their audience's entertainment.