The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers: by Catherine Roma

By Catherine Roma

This ebook brings to gentle the choral works of 3 modern British girls composers: Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994), and Thea Musgrave (1928- ). incomes reliable reputations in Britain via their various compositional kinds, their track has printed them to be massive, prolific composers who're consultant of significant tendencies in twentieth-century British choral composition. Lutyens, frequently defined as a musical pioneer, features a hugely own and innovative sort in her use of twelve-tone strategy, and her departures from the stern perform of serial writing are constantly hugely own and innovative. Maconchy describes her personal process as 'impassioned argument,' utilizing compositional instruments akin to contrapuntal textures in either her instrumental and choral works, leading to a excessive measure of chromatic colour. Musgrave encompasses many modes of expression, from her early choral works that includes tonal diatonic writing, to a loose chromatic sort with vague tonality now and then. entire with ancient point of view, musical examples, and reproductions of choral texts, this source of vital and little recognized modern choral works demonstrates the various methods utilized by those and different modern composers, and contributes to the turning out to be literature on ladies in song.

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Another revelatory experience was hearing a performance of Web em's "DasAugenlicht" in 1938. A year earlier she had heard the same composer's Bagatelles and Five Pieces for Orchestra, and thought this music the most thrilling she had heard in recent years. 1 for Nine Instruments, her most innovative work of the period, marks the beginning of a new musical language that developed naturally out of the rigor of her compositional attitudes and her fascination with mathematical relationships. Yet she had already shown a full understanding of Web em in her String Trio of the previous year.

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Lutyens' motet, then, is not a setting of words so much as a realization of Wittgenstein's philosophical ideas through her technique of musical composition. Familiar features ofa Renaissance motet are immediately recognizable: imitation, inversion, paired imitation, free contrapuntal writing, and contrasting textures and timbres. Renaissance composers also paid attention to the way words were setsuccessive phrases of text were often set to overlapping points of imitation. In addition, especially with Josquin, the humanistic spirit was reflected in the careful choice of texts.

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