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Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. See all 4 reviews. The idea of musical modes was known to the ancient Greeks, and each was said to have a specific character which could strongly affect the mind.

I must have played it 15 times in a row – I love it. Retrieved from ” https: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Retrieved on 28 June They begin playing very quietly pianississimo but gradually over the memoroam build up until they are playing very loudly fortississimo.

In the Cantus, the first and second violins, cellos, and basses are all employed divisi, with each section accommodating both a T- and an M-line.

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Sign up for our newsletter! I would definately not recommend it for people who need the musical bombast of operatic sounding religious music Verdi’s requium, etc. Like some of Arvo Part’s other compositions, the Cantus elevates– in an other worldly and beautiful way.

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This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat The aural result is that each of the melodic voices in the five instrumental groups plays the line at a different but proportional rate of speed, so that the first violins are 16 times as fast as the basses.

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I am not a musicologist, nor an expert on the composer. This silence creates a frame around the piece and has spiritual significance. Each part except the viola is split into two, with one playing notes from the A minor scale, and the other playing only notes from an A minor chord i.

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It continues to be struck in groups of three widely spaced intervals for most of the piece, fading out for a time in the last 21 bars, only to reappear at the last.

This creates a swirling effect of increasing tension which is relieved by dropping the note. Grady Harp Top Contributor: Actually, Arvo Part is relatively new to me. Just before his death I began to appreciate the unusual purity of his music — I had had the impression of the same kind of purity in the ballads of Guillaume meoriam Machaut. Music from Estonia, Vol. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell.


Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for memorlam orchestra and bell. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Please try again later. Inexplicable feelings of guilt, more than that even, arose in me. A chime for dead tolls grimly, while the string lines consist of perpetually descending minor scales over elongated pedal tones.

This one note, or a silent beat, or a moment of silence, comforts me. The collection is produced well though the accompanying notes could be more informative. To these four pairs is added a single melodic line in the viola, the only benjmain without a corresponding tintinnabular voice.

And even where the music really is simple in its audible features, the expressive import of those features is anything but. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten Duration: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade bejnamin in, give it a second life.