(1) The two embraced as the applause grew to a crescendo .(2) The second is a three-part lullaby and the finale a moto perpetuo in gradual crescendo .(3) The careful selection and placement of each noise and voice ensures that as each amplifies the other, they remain distinct, and build to a crescendo of emotion.(4) The piano music rose to a crescendo , the pianist pounding on the keys so loudly Jane covered her ears.(5) Cicadas start to shrill, building to a crescendo that threatens to rupture eardrums.(6) What followed was a rising crescendo in which he saw glorious opportunities for the future, the future in particular of left-of-centre politics.(7) It began as an almost pleasant noise, but then grew to a crescendo .(8) Instead, it had more of a gradual crescendo , a spirit to it that demanded a faster movement.(9) The shouting grew louder and to a crescendo as a door opened.(10) The music hit a crescendo as the dancers beneath the brightly lit lanterns increased the momentum of the dance.(11) The background music swells to a crescendo of heavenly orchestration in a moment intended to make audiences feel proud.(12) The applause rose to a crescendo when four white doves were freed and flew into the night sky.(13) As minutes ticked by, excitement reached a crescendo .(14) Reversing the crescendo pattern used by so many instrumental bands, the song begins with booming drums and layers of distorted bass, high-end guitars, and uplifting piano.(15) Comedy sound effects come to a crescendo as the abused machine finally collapses in a heap of scrap metal.(16) His sluggish response kicked off a crescendo of criticism, prompting calls for him to resign from within his own coalition.