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Prelude on "Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

29 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        An ecstatic prelude on the hymn tune "Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag". Flowing sixteenth notes and a pulsing bassline undergird a dramatic rendering of the hymn tune in the uppermost voice. The work concludes with a brief toccata-like pass...

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

29 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

          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, w...

Prelude on "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

28 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        A jovial prelude on the hymn tune "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan", for manuals alone, in which a falling bassline in sixteenth notes undergirds the ornamented and harmonized cantus firmus. The prelude concludes with a brief virtuosic clima...

Prelude on "Nicht so traurig, nicht so sehr" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

27 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        A prelude, on the hymn tune "Nicht so traurig, nicht so sehr", characterized by a somewhat ornate rendering of the cantus firmus in the highest voice, subsidiary melodic material partly derived from the hymn tune in the inner voices that ent...

Prelude on "Wir glauben all' an einen Gott" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

26 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        A fughetta on the hymn tune "Wir glauben all' an einen Gott", in which the fugue subject derives directly from the hymn but manifests in the garb of a stately French Ouverture melody. Take note of the harmonic suspensions (including double s...

Prelude on "Zwar ist solche Herzensstube" [Philip Daniel; 2017]

25 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        A prelude on the hymn tune "Zwar ist solche Herzensstube", firmly rooted in D Lydian (D Major with a sharpened subdominant [fourth] degree, i.e. D major with a G♯) with its characteristic bright and diaphanous quality. The chorale melody (as...

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

22 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment PhilipDaniel

      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 phrase...

Chorale Harmonization on "Der Tag ist hin, die Sonne gehet nieder" [Philip Daniel; 2018]

8 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        A setting of the sacred song "Der Tag ist hin, die Sonne gehet nieder" from "Schemelli's Gesang-Buch", for SAATBB choir with organ obbligato. Note the almost concertante relationship between choir and organist, the former serving as ripieno...

Chorale Harmonization on "Auf, auf! die rechte Zeit ist hier" [Philip Daniel; 2018]

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

      A pastoralesque setting of the sacred song "Auf, auf! die rechte Zeit ist hier" from "Schemelli's Gesang-Buch", for SATB choir with organ obbligato.                 Below, the full engraved score of this chorale harmonization:              ...

"Fourteen Fairy Tale Pictures" for Piano [Philip Daniel; 2016-2017]

5 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

    Fourteen little tone poems for solo piano, composed in 2016 and 2017.     I. Ciaccona 0:00 II. Valse 5:48 III. Bagatelle 8:02 IV. Sarabande 11:09 V. Toccata 14:01 VI. Fantaisie 19:42 VII. Fuga patetica 24:57 VIII. Spielfuge 28:04 IX. Canzona-Fug...