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symphony
used in The Age of Innocence

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Definition
a long and complex piece of music — typically for full orchestra in four parts;

or:  an orchestra that plays such; or such a performance
  • A long time had apparently passed since his heart had stopped beating, for the white and rosy procession was in fact half way up the nave, the Bishop, the Rector and two white-winged assistants were hovering about the flower-banked altar, and the first chords of the Spohr symphony were strewing their flower-like notes before the bride.
    Chapter 19 (54% in)
  • It was a standing order, and as she was ill for two years before she died they found forty-eight Worth dresses that had never been taken out of tissue paper; and when the girls left off their mourning they were able to wear the first lot at the Symphony concerts without looking in advance of the fashion.
    Chapter 26 (21% in)

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