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He sat up in bed; the sound was tragical by distance, and the modulation appealed to his ear like human speech.
It is wonderful to hear the infinite variety of modulation which a Swede gives to these two insignificant syllables.
This is their modulation to the dominant, their awakening to life.
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I succeeded in the recitative; it was well accented, full of energy and excellent modulation.
He speaks it, too, with such melody and modulation as he can; “in homely rustic jingle;” but it is his own, and genuine.
LIFE OF ROBERT BURNSTHOMAS CARLYLE
Ries added to the score a short passage of modulation, which led from the fugue into the plain, simple tune.
This explanatory digression may serve as a modulation to more cheerful themes than that which has occupied us of late.
For in Hyperides there is a richer modulation, a greater variety of excellence.
But the modulation is as perfect as the sentiment itself is weighty.
There is a full close in that key, and then modulation to F.

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