(1) The blend of music theatrical ebullience, popular styles, and evocative, plangent tone pictures about the legendary 4th century saint evinces much of the best of his early style.(2) He has a rather different sort of voice, just as well-schooled but with a juicier, more plangent tone that he uses to achieve the expressive effects and vocal colors that make his style so arresting.(3) In outline, his play sounds like plangent melodrama.(4) He creates a tone that is, appropriately, melancholy and plangent ; at times quite painfully beautiful.(5) As the guitar's tone is intrinsically less plangent than the oboe's, the character of the music is greatly altered in this work too.(6) His Orestes is a confused, grandstanding jock, intoning his lines with stentorian plangency .(7) The deep breaths exhaled by his broad lines, his declarative sentences and their assertive plangency , his deliberate tactlessness and brave humor, redirect the reader to a history of poetic Yanks: Whitman, Williams.(8) Theatricality rather than reality is the keynote of his production, a point symbolised by the constant background music of Latenas Faustas, which varies from fairground jauntiness to pianistic plangency .(9) A plangently beautiful, one-off version of Annensky called ├ö├ç├┐Black Spring├ö├ç├û merits quoting in full, but I will give just five lines of it.(10) She had a slight catch, a touch of sympathy-arousing plangency , in her voice, and a vulnerable presence that cried out for protection; Birdsong sounds like a typical lounge singer, and comes across as a bit of a bruiser to boot.(11) Her subjects may revolve around love, loss, and guilt but poignancy rarely tips over into plangency .(12) She was plangently moving in her slower music, but in her faster passagework she gave the music a wonderful shape and direction.(13) He was lecturing American editors the other day and observing plangently that ├ö├ç├┐we're more trusted by the people who aren't reading us'.(14) ├ö├ç├┐I'm a great disappointment to tabloid journalists,├ö├ç├û he says plangently .(15) In London, in 1951, a little girl skips past an undertaker's hearse in the fog, and you know that the whole of her life is being plangently prefigured.