I am studying music, and English is not my first language.
In the follwing sentence, what does "sweeping phrases" mean? Does it have a special meaning?
"Laitman’s vocal melodies have large,
sweeping phraseswith arching shapes that highlight the voice. She unifies her song cycles with recurring motives and rhythmic gestures. She often uses sparse textures in her accompaniments, helping to highlight the vocal melodies"
from "The new American song: a catalog of published songs by 25 living American composers by Sarah Elizabeth Snydacker"