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Musica Melopoetica
Musica Melopoetica

Musica Melopoetica

Music theory and composition, music history, (ethno)musicology, aesthetic philosophy, and much much more, presented in a readily accessible manner.


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 "Mein Jesu, dem die Seraphinen" [Philip Daniel; 2020] [SCROLLING SCORE]

24 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

    A setting of the hymn melody "Mein Jesu, dem die Seraphinen", scored for SATB choir and harmonium (or organ).         If you enjoyed this, please consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/philipdaniel or https://www.subscribestar.com...

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...

Études-tableaux pour la guitarre: V. Harpe éolienne [Philip Daniel; 2020]

17 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

Fifth in a series of virtuoso etudes for guitar. A technically challenging, harmonically labyrinthine song-without-words evoking an Aeolian Harp (a harp the strings of which are strummed by the wind).   The painting in the video is "David Playing th...

Études-tableaux pour la guitarre: IV. Impression crépusculaire [Philip Daniel; 2020]

17 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

  Fourth in a series of virtuoso etudes for guitar. A tone painting requiring great subtlety in interpretation; the title, translated from French, means "Twilight Impression."     The painting in the video is "Twilight in Sologne" by Theodore Rousse...

An Analysis of Evan Bennet's Improvised "Miniature" for Piano [Except, Work In Progress]

15 Apr 2020 3 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

  AUDIO OF ORIGINAL WORK BY EVAN BENNET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR8pFYQf8uc I. Melodic Analysis fig. I Introduced at the beginning in the right hand, the Hauptstimme*  [fig. I] (g♭- f - a♭- e♭- c) belongs to pitch class {0, 1, 2, 3, 6}. Thi...

Études-tableaux pour la guitarre: III. Kammermusik [Philip Daniel; 2020]

14 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

Third in a series of virtuoso etudes for guitar. A sardonic scherzo requiring the utmost in both technique and interpretive sensitivity. You may find the score here. The painting in the video is "Orpheus and Eurydice" by Edward Poynter. If you enjoy...

Études tableaux pour la guitarre: II. Cortège funèbre [Philip Daniel; 2020]

14 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

  Second in a series of virtuoso etudes for guitar. A deeply tragic funeral march (literally "funeral procession"), characterized by bel canto (that is, roughly speaking, song-like) melodies imbued with a sort of obsessive intensity. You may find th...

Études-tableaux pour la guitarre: I. Galliarde excentrique [Philip Daniel; 2020]

13 Apr 2020 1 minute read comments PhilipDaniel

  First in my suite-in-progress of virtuoso études for guitar. An "eccentric galliard" that unfolds from a single motivic cell at the beginning into a wayward and animated dance with highly unusual extended harmonies. You may find the score here. Th...