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The idea caantus musical modes was known to the ancient Greeks, and each was said to have a specific character which could strongly affect the mind.

However, a closer look at the processes at work in the Cantus, and a bit of insight into the philosophies behind those processes, reveal much deeper layers of spiritual meaning.

Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten Year of composition: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. 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 de Machaut. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Thus, before the final bell tolls, and as the M-voices melt brittne the triadic ether, the body doesn’t just descend into the earth: Similarly the other voices gradually find the note that they have been seeking and once reached, they play it continuously until the end.

This creates a swirling effect of increasing tension which is relieved cantud dropping the note. Get to Benjamkn Us. If you appreciate meditative music that provokes reflection, then this might be for you.


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Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell

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. The other half of the violins play notes from an A minor chord. A scale of A with no black keys is in the Aeolian mode. You have exceeded the maximum number of MP3 items in your MP3 cart. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

I purchased this recording on the advice of a friend who loves it. Music from Estonia, Vol. Tintinnabulation is like this. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved on 28 June The overall shape seems to follow the procession to the cemetery and the lifeless body into the grave.

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At bar 65 the first violins hit middle Cand when they do they cease playing the A minor scale and simply play C continuously until the end of the piece i. The Cantus is quiet. Learn more about Amazon Prime. January 27, Release Date: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This kind of telescopic unity is cosmologically poignant, in the composer’s aesthetic, and hints at a kind of multidimensional chronology that exists benjajin in the hereafter.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Views Read Edit View history. Write a customer review. Please try again later. During this time I was obviously at the point where I could recognize the magnitude of such a loss. But, like other compositions buy Part, the Cantus jemoriam so unexpectely dignified and beautiful it requires a reaction.

This silence creates a frame around the piece and has spiritual significance. I had just discovered Britten for myself. The piece is a meditation on death. The cantus was composed as an elegy to mourn the December death of the English composer Benjamin Britten.

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Its benjamih is often ascribed to its relative simplicity; a single melodic motif dominates and it both begins and ends with scored silence.

The basses are then playing each long note for 32 beats, and each short note for Then the violaswhich are the only voice not doubled, join in at quarter speed and another octave lower, the cellos at one eighth, and finally the contrabasses as one sixteenth.

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