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PhilipDaniel

I am a young composer working in a highly personal Late Romantic idiom.

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PhilipDaniel

Aequale "Romanza senza parole" [Philip Daniel; 2020]

28 Jul 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

        A lyrical yet uncanny Aequale for Horn in A, Mellophone, Tenor Trombone, and B♭ Bass Ophicleide. In ternary form, the work is suffused with a moody melodicism throughout.         Below you will find the "conductor's score":       Some n...

Aequale "supra Psalm 137" [Philip Daniel; 2020]

28 Jul 2020 2 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

          A motet-like Aequale for E♭ Cornet, B♭ Cornet, F Alto Horn, and Baritone Horn, inspired by the text of Psalm 137 ("By the rivers of Babylon..."). Semi-imitative, developmental counterpoint grows in intensity until it gives way to (modally...

Aequale "alla maniera di madrigale spirituale" [Philip Daniel; 2020] [SCROLLING SCORE]

28 Jul 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

        A dramatically intense, harmonically luxuriant Aequale for two B♭ Trumpets, two Tenor Trombones, and one F Tuba. The title, Italian for "in the manner of a spiritual madrigal", defies literal interpretation, as the approach to melody, harmon...

ECLOGUE [Philip Daniel; 2020]

26 Jul 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

ECLOGUE   That vine, imagine, that drooping vine,As if 'twere a swan's lithe neck,Or supple wave 'pon flinty shores,(Which wistful grayish clouds pour on,Through the mist's pale veil, Amidst rough gale,Till coastal strand, deluged, is sated,And atoll...

Aequale "quasi una Fantasia" [Philip Daniel; 2020] [SCROLLING SCORE]

25 Jul 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

    A tenebrous, harmonically labyrinthine Aequale for two bass trombones and one contrabass trombone, in a ternary form over which lingers the shadow of sonata-allegro form.       Many thanks to my friend, gifted composer and trombonist Gregory Bor...

Aequale "in memoriam Sir Roger Scruton" [Philip Daniel; 2020] [SCROLLING SCORE]

25 Jul 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

        An Aequale for two C Trumpets and one F Horn, composed in memory of the late Sir Roger Scruton, a great philosopher of aesthetics. Within its brief span, this Aequale develops the incipit (opening motif) of the pensive Lutheran hymn tune "Ke...

AMOR'S LABYRINTH [Philip Daniel; 2020]

25 Jul 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

AMOR'S LABYRINTH Idle warmth,Whence thought metaphysic does rise, betray our pledges.So gone forthHave we,To hunt worthWorthwhile.Once trod north,That sod swarth,Below sky, beguileOur spirits, our souls trapped 'mongst hedgesOf yew,Signs true.Winds b...

ORPHIC HYMN [Philip Daniel; 2020]

1 Jul 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

ORPHIC HYMN Upon that sun -- eye drenched in blood --Sat direly, fier'ly, birds well-spun --None much more than a silhouette.Spy now thee, then, beyond it all,Quenched misery in bosoms of those flighting sprighting ones,Twin qualities of virtue likew...

Chorale Harmonization on "Jesu, deine Liebeswunden" (omaggio a Webern e Messiaen) [Philip Daniel; 2020] [SCROLLING SCORE]

18 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

  A setting of the hymn melody "Jesu, deine Liebeswunden", scored for an unusual ensemble -- women's choir (in unison), crotales (or bowed psaltery), harp, and violin con sordino (i.e., with mute). An homage, though not a servile one, to the musical...

Chorale Harmonization on "Erwürgtes Lamm, das die verwahrten Siegel" [Philip Daniel; 2020] [SCROLLING SCORE]

18 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

    A chromatically-saturated, ecstatic chorale harmonization of the hymn tune "Erwürgtes Lamm, das die verwahrten Siegel", scored for SATB choir, viola, oboe d'amore and tangent piano. For Petre Tepner (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsW_4_5TCOAT...