Somewhere in the distance a meadowlark began its melodic whistle, and a hen sang industriously up by the house.
The music is generally emotional, the expression direct and passionate; there is no lack of melodic charm and originality, yet the total effect is frequently disappointing.
Wagner's orthodox contemporaries regarded such mixtures of key as sheer nonsense; and it would seem that the rank and file of his imitators agree with that view, since they either plagiarize Wagner's actual progressions or else produce such mixtures with no vividness of key-colour and little attempt to follow those melodic trains of thought by which Wagner makes sense of them.
Somewhere in the distance, a Meadowlark called, its melodic song adding sweetness to the smell of wild roses.
When she spoke, she welcomed them with a soft melodic voice made all the more attractive with a Spanish accent.
Again it is here that we can most readily trace the important changes which he wrought in melodic idiom.