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However, as the critic Ivan Hewett observes, while it “may be simple in concept If you appreciate meditative music that provokes reflection, then this might be for you. September 14, Label: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten Year of composition: Get to Know Us.

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

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Sign up for our newsletter! Retrieved on 28 June I purchased this recording on the advice of a friend who loves it. ECM New Series, As the final bell toll reverberates, with all other instruments silent, the overtones of the bell become prominently audible — in particular, the fourth overtone [ citation needed ] fifth partialwhich is the note C-sharp, i.

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Introspection Late Night Partying. Music for the Soul. I had just discovered Britten for myself. And even where the music really is simple in its audible features, the expressive import of those features is anything but. The idea of musical modes was known to the ancient Greeks, and each was said bgitten have a specific character which could strongly affect the mind.

They begin playing very quietly pianississimo but gradually over the piece build up until they are playing very loudly fortississimo.

Music from Estonia, Vol. This kind of telescopic unity is cosmologically poignant, in the composer’s aesthetic, and hints at a kind of multidimensional chronology that exists only in the hereafter. Additional taxes may apply. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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The cantus was composed as an elegy to mourn the December death of the English composer Benjamin Britten. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I must have played it 15 times in a row – I love it. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. This creates a striking effect, as the entire piece is set in the key of A minorso that in the dying echoes of the final bell, the last thing the listener hears is actually an A major chord contained within the overtones of the bell.

This canntus is maintained until the last section of the work, at which point the melodic voices gradually conform to the predominating chord tones.

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Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell

It is hauntingly beautiful and definitely food for the soul. At this stage the whole ensemble is playing an A minor chord very very loudly, and this continues for five bars, then on the second beat of the last bar they suddenly stop.


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The most cantua melodic contour is a simple descending A minor scale; this descending line, however, appears concurrently in various octaves and in various rhythmic values. Another process is also at work in the Cantus. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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. 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.

The collection is produced well though the accompanying notes could be more informative. Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises — and everything that is unimportant falls away. Retrieved from ” https: