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The Human Faith Theme and the Whole-Tone Hypothesis

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Concord Sonata is a cyclic work based on a theme that occurs in all four movements, known as the “Human Faith” theme. The appearances of this theme in various keys suggest an overarching harmonic ... More


Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More


ROSS EDWARDS (b. 1943)The Hermit of Green Light (1979): Text by Michael Dransfield

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores The Hermit of Green Light by Ross Edwards. Here, Edwards shows acute awareness of the incisive quality and enviable consistency of timbre of the counter-tenor voice type. The ... More


HANS WERNER HENZE (1926–2012)Three Auden Songs (1983): Texts by W. H. Auden

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies songs for the tenor repertoire by Hans Werner Henze. Henze’s three songs, based on texts by the poet W. H. Auden, are a key example of his fastidious and beautifully-crafted ... More


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