Prelude on "Das alte Jahr vergangen ist" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

Prelude on "Das alte Jahr vergangen ist" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

By PhilipDaniel | Musica Melopoetica | 29 Nov 2020


 

 

 

 

 

A solemn rhapsody on the hymn tune "Das alte Jahr vergangen ist", in which a heavily-ornamented cantus firmus (often strongly suggesting the Phrygian mode) unfolds above a tonally-ambiguous web of chromatic polyphony in the inner voices, which themselves proceed above a pizzicato-like bass line. Denouement arrives with the sudden interjection of a recitative, answered by a more tonally stable chorale-type episode ending on the dominant.

 

 

 

The full engraved score:

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


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