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

By Melvin P. Unger

The human voice an exceptionally attractive and expressive software, and whilst a number of voices are unified in tone and objective a robust assertion is learned. No ask yourself humans have constantly desired to sing in a communal context-a hope it seems that stemming from a deeply rooted human intuition. hence, choral functionality has usually been comparable traditionally to human rituals and ceremonies, in particular rites of a spiritual nature.This ancient Dictionary of Choral tune examines choral track and perform within the Western international from the Medieval period to the twenty first century, focusing totally on universal figures like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Britten. yet its scope is significantly broader, and it comprises every type of music-religious, secular, and popular-from assets during the global. It includes a chronology, an creation, a bibliography, and greater than 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on vital composers, genres, conductors, associations, types, and technical phrases of choral track.

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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. (1937), a Te Deum for chorus and org. (1943, orchestrated 1946), and a handful of psalm settings. He also wrote some two dozen secular pieces, most of them unaccompanied. Noteworthy examples are Sonnet de Pierre de Ronsard (1917), Omaggio a Marenzio (1965), and Carmen saeculare, for S, T, chorus, and orch.

See SUZUKI, MASAAKI. BACH, JOHANN CHRISTIAN (5 SEPTEMBER 1735–1 JANUARY 1782). German composer active in Milan and London. The youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christian converted to Catholicism and accordingly wrote liturgical music for the Catholic rite, including about 20 works for soloists, chorus, and orchestra (among them, mass movements, 3 Magnificats, and psalm settings). He also BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN • 19 wrote 1 English anthem and 1 or 2 each of odes, cantatas, oratorios, and serenatas in Italian or English.

The balletto flourished between 1690 and 1625 and was evidently related to its instrumental counterparts. Michael Praetorius and Thomas Morley both credit Giovanni Gastoldi with inventing the genre. Other composers include Adriano Banchieri, and Orazio Vecchi. Italian models were imitated in 28 • BANCHIERI, ADRIANO Germany by Hans Leo Hassler, and in England (where they were called balletts) by Morley (who actually parodied some of Gastoldi’s works). Other composers include Thomas Weelkes, Francis Pilkington, Thomas Tomkins, and John Hilton.

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