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vocal music

East Kalimantan

music of the Middle East is generally homophonic, although polyphony is also an important texture, while Chinese music is generally thought to be homophonic, since instruments typically provide accompaniment in parallel fourths and fifths and often double the voice in vocal music, heterophony also being common in China. Picken, Laurence. "Instrumental Polyphonic Folk Music in Asia Minor," ''Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association'', 80th


Provincial Museum in Wuhan. Chinese vocal music has traditionally been sung in a thin, non resonant voice or in falsetto and is usually solo rather than choral. All traditional Chinese music is melodic rather than harmonic. Chinese vocal music probably developed from sung poems and verses with music. Instrumental pieces played on an erhu or dizi (Dizi (musical instrument)) are popular, and are often available outside of China, but the pipa and zheng (guzheng) music

Farmington, Maine

right A portrait of Supply Belcher, executed during his lifetime '''Supply Belcher''' (29 March 1751 – 9 June 1836) was an American (United States) composer, singer, and compiler of tune books. He was one of the members of the so-called First New England School, a group of mostly self-taught composers who created sacred vocal music for local choirs. He was active first in Lexington, Massachusetts, then eventually moved to Farmington, Maine. Like most of his


on polyphonic song of Epirus. Vlorë in the southwest has perhaps the most unusual vocal traditions in the area, with four distinct parts (''taker'', ''thrower'', ''turner'' and ''drone'') that combine to create a complex and emotionally cathartic melody. Author Kim Burton has described the melodies as "decorated with falsetto and vibrato, sometimes interrupted by wild and mournful cries". This polyphonic vocal music is full of power that "stems from the tension


and the town is really beautiful May through September. '''Climb''' the Voskersenskaya hill and go to the city viewing point — see the view the 19th century fire fighters watched everyday for signs of fire. '''Listen''' to the church choir in the Epiphany Cathedral or to the Tomsk State University capella performing at what was the University chapel — a must hear for everyone who is interested in vocal music. '''Try''' the Siberian Pancakes (Sibirskie Bliny) with a lot of different stuffings (sold at outlets throughout downtown). '''Have''' a ride on the Ferris wheel in the Town Park. '''Attend''' a Russian Premier Football League game with the local team called Tom — a great chance to see Russia's best football teams and feel the heat among Tomsk football fans supporting their favourite team. '''Ask''' your local friends or guides for other things to do — there is a lot more. Buy A lot of beautiful souvenirs made from birch bark — from hair brushes to bottles and baskets and maps of Russia. These are characteristic of Western Siberia and you will not get them anywhere else. Also try local souvenir shops conveniently located at the airport and the main railway station for some other traditional local gifts. Eat The cuisine bears little, if any, difference from what you can try in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and any other city in the region. Local foods like pelmeni or bliny (pancakes) can be found in practically any restaurant around. The Coffee House and Food Master cafes on the Lenina Avenue are European-oriented and you can eat quite a decent pizza or lasagna in the latter. An average meal there costs from 6 to €10 per person excluding wine. Want something more traditional? Go to the Korchma u Tarasa (there are several in the downtown) — originally a Ukrainian place, it features a lot of traditional Russian and Siberian cuisine. Zhili-Byli is a Russian-style place resembling a peasant's hut with local pop-music and waiters (and waitresses!) dressed appropriately. The service in both places can be painfully slow, especially on weekend evenings but you will be rewarded with good and relatively cheap dinner (around 450 rubles excluding alcohol that is quite affordable as well). For a high-class dinner go to Vechny Zov, Slavyansky Bazar or Parmezan — for a price that starts at around 1360 rubles plus wine you will get a high-standard European or Russian meal including traditional Russian and local delicacies. Chefs are often invited from France, Italy, etc., so European quality is guaranteed — at a European rate. There are also a lot of smaller places offering good meals for relatively low prices — ask whoever reads Russian to browse local Internet or look through the papers. Also, don't expect the restaurant staff to speak anything but Russian (except the most expensive places). Drink ...everywhere! If it is a '''flat or house party''' — go take a couple of large bottles of Nefiltroff — the local non-filtered beer — cheap, tasty and cheerful! Local vodka is also pretty cheap and considerably well-done. Many supermarkets and small shops are open 24 7 so it's never late to go take another one, though be careful not to walk through the city at night if you are intoxicated. But according to the law they can't sell spirit during a night. That's why you will have problem to buy spirit after 11pm ( in some shops after 10pm ). With beer there is not that problem. There are a lot of '''places to go''' in the downtown, from coffeeshops to pubs to night clubs — Teatro, Fakel, Trash&Glam, Siberian Pub, Pivlyandia (Beerland), and U Kruegera (Krueger's) just to name a few. If someone want to drink beer Krueger's (У Крюгера) is the best choice. Most of the bars offer an international set of beers and other drinks for a decent (sometimes really low) price. Nightclubs usually have pretty high entrance fees to screen out the poorest part of the population causing the most unrest, so be ready for outrageous €25-€30 in the most 'fashionable' places to about €6-€7 in the less high profile ones. Sometimes some places take no entrance fees but add €5-€7 to your bill for live music. '''Drinks''' usually start at €2 for a beer or €4 for a cocktail. Vodka's pretty cheap so enjoy your stay. Bartenders and waiters may speak English, especially in places like Siberian Pub where the small expat crowd gathers. The risk of being cheated is scarce, especially in the more respectable places — still take a look at your bill before paying. Just in case — there is '''zero tolerance toward drugs''', even the softest ones — so take extreme care. Sleep There are several of hostels in the city. One of them is Taiga-hostel (Nikitina street, 56) is a cozy place close to the center of Tomsk. It is easy to get from here to all the universities and remarkable sights. There are two beautiful and clean bedrooms — for 6 and for 4 guests — made in 'green nature' style. There are all the facilities in Taiga-hostel — fridge, microwave, wi fi, lock box, dinner delivery, breakfast etc. The price of stay in hotels is usually lower than in bigger cities, except for places like Hotel Magistrat (Lenina square) or hotel Oktyabr'skaya. The other is 8 floor hostel (Dzerzhinsky street, 56). It is a comfortable place just in the historical center of Tomsk. A common room and shared kitchen, different types of rooms including private room for 2 guests and the other 10 bed and two 4 bed rooms are all for the best of its guests. It takes about 5 minutes to get from the hostel to the bus railway station. The hostel is also located close to the Universities, entertainment centers, trade centers, banks and medical institutions. All necessary facilities are included to the price of the places. There are also plenty of decent and clean little private hotels converted from apartments throughout the city but they are hardly accessible for a foreigner who doesn't know Russian, so ask you Russian-speaking friends or colleagues — they can easily find one for you. Do not expect the hotel staff anywhere except the luxiry hotels to speak anything but Russian, and learn some key phrases before staying. Stay safe Tomsk is a pretty safe place in terms of crime, especially if you stay within the downtown, don't look too freaky and don't show off with a lot of cash. Still, there are some useful rules: You are obliged to '''carry your passport''' with you — though cases when you are actually asked for it are ''extremely'' rare. '''Don't take walks outside downtown at night''' — it is better and faster to use a taxi and watch the night city from a car. Also, try to steer clear of intoxicated people wherever you meet them. '''Don't stop private taxis on the street''' — there are plenty of reliable taxi companies in the city that can be easily called. Ask your guide or a Russian speaking friend for a phone number. '''Try not to drink on the streets''' — or at least not to show it to local policemen — they are usually quite tolerant and in most cases will just tell you to stop drinking, still there may be accidents. '''Call your Russian-speaking friends''', your country's representative or your guide immediately if you think you may be in trouble with the police or anyone else. Go next You can buy e-tickets anywhere through the Internet, and you can just pick them up in the airport before your flight, as everywhere else. Also, always '''be in the airport 2 hours before your flight'''. Call a taxi to the airport, the railway or the bus station '''the evening before''' or at least a couple of hours before the departure and agree on the time — the taxi service is extremely popular with the city's inhabitants and there are a couple of times during the day when it is difficult to get one. To get out of the country travel first to Moscow or Novosibirsk and then wherever you like. Wikipedia:Tomsk Commons:Category:Tomsk

Downtown Miami

Downtown (Downtown Miami), Miami (Miami, Florida) state Florida '''New World School of the Arts''' ('''NWSA''') is a public (State school) magnet (magnet school) high school and college in Downtown (Downtown Miami) Miami, Florida with dual-enrollment programs in visual arts, dance, theatre, musical theatre, instrumental music (Instrumental), and vocal music. Both the college and the high school are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. New World is consistently in the top 100 best high schools as rated by US News & World Report. In 2009, NWSA was 82nd in this ranking. USNEWS ranking '''Nova Southeastern University''', commonly referred to as '''NSU''' or '''Nova''', is a private (private university), coeducational, nonsectarian, research university located in Broward County, Florida, United States, with its main campus in the town of Davie (Davie, Florida). The university is the largest independent institution of higher education in the southeastern United States and is the seventh-largest (List of largest United States university campuses by enrollment) not-for-profit (non-profit) independent university nationwide. NSU operates three campuses in Southern Florida, the largest being a The conference serves as a platform for many underground and indie artists from over 70 different countries who spend the conference at events and panels; it is also a medium used by several entrepreneurs and consumer electronic (consumer electronics) companies to present their businesses and technological developments. thumb right 220px The island of Manhattan (Image:Panorama clip3.jpg), from which the term is derived. thumb right Manhattanization took place in Miami, Florida Miami (File:Miamimanhattanizationdowntown.jpg)'s Downtown (Downtown Miami) and Brickell neighborhoods, during the building boom of the mid-2000s that ended in 2007 with the subprime mortgage crisis. thumb right Skyscrapers along Market Street (San Francisco) Market Street (Image:San Francisco Financial District.jpg) in San Francisco, built during the 1960s through the 1980s.

County of Hainaut

thumb Duke William (File:Guillaume IV de Hainaut.png)'''Duke William II of Bavaria-Straubing''' KG (Order of the Garter) (1365–1417) was also count '''William VI of Holland (County of Holland)''', count '''William IV of Hainaut (County of Hainaut)''' and count '''William V of Zeeland'''. He ruled from 1404 until 1417, when he died of a dog bite. William was a son of Albert I (Albert I, Duke of Bavaria) and Margaret of Brieg. Nelson was from Skelton, York. He was nearing 40 when he left for Douai in 1573 for training as a priest (Priesthood (Catholic Church)). Two of his four brothers would later follow him there to become priests. He was ordained at Binche in the County of Hainaut by Monsignor Louis de Berlaymont, Archbishop of Cambrai, on 11 June 1576. The date and place of his admission to the Society of Jesus are unknown, but it was probably shortly before his arrest. The next November, he left for his mission, which appears to have been in London. He was arrested on 1 December 1578, "late in the evening as he was saying the Nocturne of the Matins (Nocturns) for the next day following", and was put into Newgate Prison. He was probably of German (Germany) origin. Ghislain lived in the province of Hainaut (County of Hainaut) in the time of Saint Amand (d. 679) and Saints Waudru, Aldegonde, and Madelberte. With two unknown disciples he made a clearing in the vicinity of ''Castrilocus'' (now Mons, in Hainault), taking up later his abode at a place called ''Ursidongus'', where he built an oratory (Oratory (worship)) or chapel dedicated to Saints Peter (Saint Peter) and Paul (Paul of Tarsus). '''John III the Pitiless, Duke of Bavaria-Straubing''' (1374–1425), of the House of Wittelsbach, was first bishop of Liège 1389–1418 and then duke of Bavaria-Straubing and count of Holland and Hainaut (County of Hainaut) 1418–1425. John was the youngest son of Duke Albert I (Albert I, Duke of Bavaria) and Margaret of Brieg. She returned to Flanders with her new husband, and during his absence on the Second Crusade the pregnant Sibylla acted as regent of the county. Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut took the opportunity to attack Flanders, but Sibylla led a counter-attack and pillaged Hainaut (County of Hainaut). In response Baldwin ravaged Artois. The archbishop of Reims intervened and a truce was signed, but Thierry took vengeance on Baldwin when he returned in 1149. Hostilities now flared up across northern France. On Henry's orders, Sir John Wallop crossed the Channel (English Channel) to Calais with an army of 5,000 men, to be used in the defense of the Low Countries. Scarisbrick, ''Henry VIII'', 389. The French, under Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme (Antoine de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme), had captured Lillers in April; by June, d'Annebault had taken Landrecies as well. Knecht, ''Renaissance Warrior'', 486–487. Wilhelm of Cleves openly joined the war on Francis's side, invading Brabant (Duchy of Brabant), and fighting began in Artois and Hainaut (County of Hainaut). Knecht, ''Renaissance Warrior'', 486. Francis inexplicably halted with his army near Rheims; in the meantime, Charles attacked Wilhelm of Cleves, invading the Duchy of Julich and capturing Düren (Sack of Düren). Black, ''European Warfare'', 80; Knecht, ''Renaissance Warrior'', 487. He inherited the County of Brienne (Count of Brienne) on his father's death in 1246, but preferred to live among his mother's relatives at the court of Cyprus, and played little part in international politics. In 1255, he married Marie, Lady of Thieusies (in Hainaut (County of Hainaut)), the daughter of Sohier II of Enghien. They had no children, and when he died, he was succeeded by his brother Hugh (Hugh of Brienne). Life Margaret Elter was educated in a convent in Mons, Hainaut (County of Hainaut), in the Low Countries. In 1547 she fled for religious reasons to Basel, where she joined the household of Jacques de Bourgogne, Lord of Falais. In March 1548 at Strasbourg she married the Spanish Protestant Francisco de Enzinas, and shortly afterwards moved with him to England. A daughter was born in Cambridge the following year. Europe and Middle East or Middle Ages It is estimated that between one-quarter and two-thirds of the European population (35 million people) died from the outbreak between 1348 and 1350. Stéphane Barry and Norbert Gualde, in ''L'Histoire'' n° 310, June 2006, pp.45–46, say "between one-third and two-thirds"; Robert Gottfried (1983). "Black Death" in ''Dictionary of the Middle Ages'', volume 2, pp.257–67, says "between 25 and 45 percent". Gottfried, Robert S. (1983). The Black Death. New York: The Free Press Contemporary observers, such as Jean Froissart, estimated the toll to be one-third—less an accurate assessment than an allusion to the Book of Revelation meant to suggest the scope of the plague. Jean Froissart, ''Chronicles'' (trans. Geoffrey Brereton, Penguin, 1968, corrections 1974) pp.111 Many rural villages were depopulated, mostly the smaller communities, as the few survivors fled to larger towns and cities leaving behind abandoned villages. Joseph Patrick Byrne (2004). ''The Black Death''. ISBN 0-313-32492-1. Page 64. The Black Death hit the culture of towns and cities disproportionately hard, although rural areas (where most of the population lived) were also significantly affected. A few rural areas, such as Eastern Poland (Poland) and Lithuania, had such low populations and were so isolated that the plague made little progress. Parts of Hungary and, in modern Belgium, the Brabant (Duchy of Brabant) region, Hainaut (County of Hainaut), and Limbourg, as well as Santiago de Compostela, were unaffected for unknown reasons (some historians Stéphane Barry and Norbert Gualde, "The Biggest Epidemic of History" (''La plus grande épidémie de l'histoire'', in ''L'Histoire'' n°310, June 2006, pp.45–46 have assumed that the presence of resistant blood groups in the local population helped them resist the disease, although these regions would be touched by the second plague outbreak in 1360–63 and later during the numerous resurgences of the plague). Other areas which escaped the plague were isolated mountainous regions (e.g. the Pyrenees). Larger cities were the worst off, as population densities and close living quarters made disease transmission easier. Cities were also strikingly filthy, infested with lice (Louse), fleas, and rats, and subject to diseases related to malnutrition and poor hygiene. According to journalist John Kelly, " w oefully inadequate sanitation made medieval urban Europe so disease-ridden, no city of any size could maintain its population without a constant influx of immigrants from the countryside".(p. 68) The influx of new citizens facilitated the movement of the plague between communities, and contributed to the longevity of the plague within larger communities. Antoine was succeeded as Count of Porcéan by his eldest son, Philippe I de Croÿ, Governor of Luxembourg and Ligny. Philippe I de Croÿ was raised together with Charles the Bold, who arranged Philippe's marriage to Jacqueline of Luxembourg in 1455. The bride's father was extremely against the alliance and attempted to win his daughter back by force, but the Count of Porcéan closed the borders of Luxembourg and announced that the marriage had been consummated. In 1471 Philippe defected to the King of France with 600 knights but returned to Burgundy (Duchy of Burgundy) to fight for Charles during the Battle of Nancy. During the battle he was taken prisoner. Following Charles's death, Philippe de Croÿ helped arrange the betrothal of his heiress Marie (Mary of Burgundy) with Emperor Maximilian I. Towards the end of his life, he was employed by the Emperor as Governor of Valenciennes, Lieutenant General of Liege, and Captain General of Hainaut (County of Hainaut). Philippe commissioned a remarkable church in Château-Porcien, in which he was buried upon his death in 1511. The only line of the House of Croÿ extant today, that of Croÿ-Solre, descends from Antoine le Grand's younger brother, Jean II de Croÿ (1395-1473), who governed Hainaut (County of Hainaut) and Namur (Namur (province)) in the name of the Dukes of Burgundy. His dominions were centred on the town of Chimay, of which he became the first count. In 1430, he was made one of the very first Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece.


Her father loved jazz, and mother loved Western music. Originally both her parents studied vocal music. She is the youngest of three children, with an older brother and sister. - Fukuoka align center — Commons:Category:Fukuoka, Fukuoka

Greater Sudbury

seem good, as would ones for any other Ontarian subdivision that meets the 60 stub threshold. Caerwine (User:Caerwine) 18:48, 25 November 2005 (UTC) '''Sudbury Secondary School''' is a high school in the downtown of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, well known for its Arts Education Program, featuring theatre arts, dance, vocal music, instrumental music, keyboard, media arts and visual art. Sudbury Secondary School produces a mainstage musical each year (usually in the fall


and Thalia (Thalia (muse)), all three cast by Vera Mukhina. *Hall of Organ and Chamber Music. Located centrally in the city of Sochi it conducts organ, symphony, chamber-ensemble, choral, vocal music concerts. All year round the Sochi Symphony Orchestra, local actors of the city art groups, famous Russian and international performers, International Contests Winners and Laureates give concerts here. *The Maritime Passenger Terminal (1955) is notable for its distinctive 71-meter-high

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