"A, B, C, vitamin D, vitamin D, vitamin D …" The Super-Vox-Wurlitzeriana had risen to a sobbing crescendo; and suddenly the verbena gave place, in the scent-circulating system, to an intense patchouli.
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Campaigning reached a crescendo the day before the election.
In the final coda, the music drops to a whisper before slowly building in a huge crescendo and transitioning without interruption to the fourth movement.