Prelude on "Herzliebster Jesu" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

Prelude on "Herzliebster Jesu" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

By PhilipDaniel | Musica Melopoetica | 22 Nov 2020


 

 

 

A prelude on the melancholy hymn tune "Herzliebster Jesu", wherein a canon in inversion (on newly-devised thematic material partly derived from the hymn tune) proceeds in the left hand while the right hand interjects with cantilena-like phrases of the hymn in a heartrending vox humana registration and the pedalboard traces out a freely-unfolding walking bass figure (with its own scriptural connotations). The work concludes on a luminous E major triad, resolving the anguish of the preceding measures in a redemptive blaze of light.

 

 

 

The full engraved score, presented below:

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


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