Historical Dictionary of Choral Music (Historical by Melvin P. Unger

By Melvin P. Unger

The human voice a really attractive and expressive software, and while a number of voices are unified in tone and objective a strong assertion is learned. No ask yourself humans have continuously desired to sing in a communal context-a hope it appears stemming from a deeply rooted human intuition. hence, choral functionality has usually been similar traditionally to human rituals and ceremonies, specifically rites of a spiritual nature.This old Dictionary of Choral song examines choral tune and perform within the Western international from the Medieval period to the twenty first century, focusing totally on well-known figures like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Britten. yet its scope is significantly broader, and it comprises all types of music-religious, secular, and popular-from assets in the course of the international. It includes a chronology, an advent, a bibliography, and greater than 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on vital composers, genres, conductors, associations, kinds, and technical phrases of choral track.

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One of these, Bach’s Magnificat (surviving in two versions), was evidently originally written for his first Christmas in Leipzig (1723). At that time it included four interpolated movements with texts appropriate for Christmas Day. When Bach revived the work in the early 1730s he moved it to the key of D, added flutes to the orchestration, made a few instrument substitutions, and removed the movements specific to Christmas. The St. John Passion was first performed at the afternoon Vespers Service on Good Friday, 7 April 1724.

Among his choral works are some 20 masses, including Missa in Honorem Ss Cordis, for 2 vv. and org. (1919); Missa Diatonica, for 6 vv. (1935); Missa Christus Rex, for chorus, male chorus, and org. (1942); Missa Cogitationes cordis, for 4 vv. congregation, and org. (1960); and Missa ter dankzegging [Mass of Thanksgiving], for chorus, congregation, and org. (1972). Most of his 12 • ANERIO, FELICE other three dozen sacred choral works have Latin texts; among them are a Magnificat for chorus and org.

This memorandum has become the object of much scholarly debate, for in it Bach argues that at least 12 singers were needed for each choir—a statement that has been interpreted by Joshua Rifkin and others to mean that, while Bach was requesting 12–16 members per choir, he was not implying that he would use the entire roster for cantata performances; on the contrary, that he actually used only one singer per part. In cantata performances Bach himself directed the musicians (often apparently from the harpsichord, which was frequently used to double the continuo part), while the regular organists served as primary continuo players.

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