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"Canone cromatico primo" [Philip Daniel; 2018]

25 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  First in a series of "chromatic" canons, A two-voice canon by inversion at the fourth (or eleventh) on a chromatic subject that could almost pass for a twelve-tone row. The Lutheran hymn "Jesu, meine Freude" intrudes at 2:27. Though the piece pres...

"Canone cromatico terzo" [Philip Daniel; 2018]

25 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

    Third in a series of "chromatic" canons for varied instrumentation, here scored for violin and viola duet. Note the presence of what the estimable Bernard S. Greenberg calls "the 'call-response' earmarks of 'canons at the subdominant.'"     Belo...

Two Bottled Leaves for Pianoforte: II. Passacaille [Philip Daniel; 2016]

24 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

    The second of my "Bottled Leaves" for Pianoforte, composed in 2016. A quaint piece, perhaps; certainly one preceding my musical maturity, though laying the groundwork for it.       The full engraved score, for your perusal:                 Th...

Two Bottled Leaves for Pianoforte: I. Mottetto elegiaco [Philip Daniel; 2016]

24 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  The first of my "Bottled Leaves" for Pianoforte, composed in 2016. Though arguably somewhat naïve, this work's harmonic language, voice-leading / contrapuntal procedures, motivic economy, and approach to developmental variation presage my later wo...

Chorale Harmonization on "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" [Philip Daniel; 2020]

23 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  A mystical chorale harmonization of the sacred song "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort", scored for SATB choir and tenor trombone obbligato.         The engraved "conductor's score", posted for perusal:       At the following hyperlink, you may find the...

Sinfonia concertante for String Orchestra: III. Scherzo e canzone (Scrolling Score) [Philip Daniel; 2017]

22 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  The third of five movements of a "Sinfonia concertante" in an expressionist / late romantic idiom for string orchestra. A scherzo in a modified rounded binary form, contrasting an ecstatic (Scriabinesque?) outer section thematic complex with an es...

Sinfonia concertante for String Orchestra: II. Choralfantasie (Scrolling Score) [Philip Daniel; 2017]

22 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  The second of five movements of a "Sinfonia concertante" in an expressionist / late romantic idiom for string orchestra. A somber, tenebrous fantasy on the Lutheran chorale "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir" ("From deep affliction I cry out to you...

Sinfonia concertante for String Orchestra: I. Capriccio tenebroso (Scrolling Score) [Philip Daniel; 2017]

22 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  The opening of a five-movement "Sinfonia concertante" in an expressionist / late romantic idiom for string orchestra. This "Capriccio tenebroso" functions as a modified sonata-allegro form in itself, as well as an exposition of sorts for the work...

Aequale "Ritornello" [Philip Daniel; 2020]

21 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  An intricate, yet compressed, Aequale for two soprano bugles, two alto bugles, and B♭ Sousaphone that veers between joy, bombast, melancholy, angst, and even sarcasm. The finale, in some sense an epilogue, of the first volume of Aequale.   You may...

Aequale "Vermischte Fuge" [Philip Daniel; 2020]

21 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  A fugue with canonic elements? A canon with fugal elements? In any case, my Aequale "Vermischte Fuge" (scored for flugelhorn, F alto horn, E♭ alto horn, and baritone horn) is a highly theatrical work of imitative counterpoint, its subject characte...