- Look, if you want a descending obligato, do it in the privacy of your own home away from us normal people.
- The skilful use of obligato, the counter melody flowing around the main melody, is an unfailing attraction of his music.
- It is not sung, but only declaimed, and the music is like an obbligato recitative.
- The sequence of choruses, solos and duets accompanied by muted strings with, in turn, obbligato solo flute, oboe and horn, all supply inspiration and underline the work's deep spirituality.
- Her voice joined in; softly working it's way through the obbligato, increasing in volume gradually.