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

By PhilipDaniel | Musica Melopoetica | 18 Apr 2020


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 legacies of Anton von Webern and Olivier Messiaen. Note the violin writing, which includes frequent natural and artificial harmonics played sul ponticello (i.e., on the bridge), perhaps evoking an ethereal realm, in combination with the crotales and harp (often playing octave harmonics). For me, quite an experimental work, particularly in the area of klangfarbenmelodie (tone-color melody, strongly associated with Webern in particular).    



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