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perform miracles

To achieve extraordinary results, especially in trying to improve a situation. The therapist we hired has performed miracles with Johnny's behavioral issues. If we're going to bring this company back to its former glory, we'll need a marketing team that can perform miracles.
See also: miracle, perform

*old warhorse

a performance piece that is performed often. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; perform ~; play ~.) The symphony orchestra played a few old warhorses and then some ghastly contemporary stuff that will never again see the light of day.
See also: old, warhorse

perform something on someone or something

to do something to someone or something; to carry out a procedure on someone or something. The surgeon performed a simple office procedure on the patient. Do you expect me to perform magic on this problem?
See also: on, perform

do/perform/stage a disapˈpearing/ˈvanishing act

(informal) go away or be impossible to find when people need or want you: Ian always does a disappearing act when it’s time to wash the dishes.This refers to a magic trick done by a magician in which they make themselves or another person disappear.
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It seems rather that Bach thought of this work as an all-purpose piece, performable in its entirety, in excerpts, or as a parody source for occasional works.
This peerless piece is theoretically performable in various permutations of forces, but none can surpass its original version with 16 solo singers and orchestra.
With HDPS, the Academy Award-winning Jim Henson's Creature Shop has created the next generation of puppetry and computer graphics -- a system that makes a digital character as instantly performable as a puppet.
America" as a definable, performable, musical product is achieved by blending multiculturalist ideas, about America as a melting pot, and assimilationist values of transformation and.
However, Niles was always interested in making his transcriptions performable in a modern setting, more often than not providing accompaniments and melodic variations that sometimes made the songs into more his own compositions than into an accurate representation of his informants' performances.
In fact, as the director of this particular production, Reto Nickler, notes in an interview included with the DVD, that Schoenberg did not think the work performable.
Other variables include: the ability to zoom in/out, the availability of different resolutions or sizes of the images, and the ability to print a performable version.
John Passion, Hans Bergmann's edition for Carus-Verlag of the version of the "Keiser" Passion presented by Bach at Weimar offers a performable text of a composition as heard under Bach's direction, providing the means to develop more easily a fuller understanding of some of the musical conditions in which Bach worked.
Lewin insisted that his sketches be performable (and, presumably, performed as part of the process of reading).
4), he has composed the two missing voices in order to make the piece performable.
1552 [June 1972]: 609), and thus this new score is a pleasing addition to the growing number of performable editions of Wesley's music.
Particularly significant is how the adaptation for performance in New France of motets by Andre Campra, Henry Du Mont, Michel-Richard de Lalande, and Nicolas Bernier, among others, explicates the process of reduction or transformation applied to these works to make them performable by the necessarily reduced forces in the convents.
His reconstruction for the present edition served as the basis for a performable version by the Russian composer Edison Denisov, which received a staged premiere by the Opera de Lyon conducted by Kent Nagano to celebrate the opening of a new theater in May 1993; from this production came a recording issued in 1995 (Musifrance 4509-98508-2, 2 CDs).
The intent is clearly to provide a workable, performable version of each piece rather than a diplomatic facsimile of the original.
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