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This shift of narrative mode is enhanced by the recurrence of the whistle motifs but without the earlier accompanying clangour and rumbling that suggest the motion of the train.
soon merging with the violin parts', Draghi's trumpet parts, short as they appear, are elegant and complete as they are found in the original manuscripts, and highlight exactly the portions of text set at the two entries--`The trumpet's loud clangour excites us to arms' end `The trumpet shall be heard on high'.
Orthodox chant also lies at the heart of the desolate slow movement of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, a desperate appeal to eternal values amid the superficial clangour of totalitarian populism.
What are we to make of the last two enigmatic lines: "All men are dancers and their tread/ Goes to the barbarous clangour of a gong?
But the irksome clangour of chain-gangs was morally less bewildering to him than the `crimes' (flagitia) which these Bithynian Christians professed.
The deployment of these figures in Mother Poem recalls a conflation of corpse and bell at one point in Islands, where the hanged body of Paul Bogle, leader of a nineteenth-century revolt, is called a "dead bell": "chapel bells bringing freedom's / dark clash, bayonet's clangour of iron / on chain, Bogle's legs swinging steep from their steeple of pain, / dead clapper, dead leader, dead bell, / leaden tongue, the snapped neck / slacker and slacker" (A, 233).
And they do, the clash and clangour of electric guitars echoing through the ages.
LE CONTE << TEMA DEL TRAIDOR Y DEL HEROE >> So the Platonic Year Whirls out new right and wrong Whirls in the old instead; All men are dancers and their tread Goes to the barbarous clangour of a gong.