Memento Mori: A Guide to Contemporary Memorial Music

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Memento Mori: A Guide to Contemporary Memorial Music presents a useful reference listing of modern settings of the requiem and other forms of memorial music. It is a follow up to the author's previous work, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music. Robert Chase brings a relatively unexplored territory of musical repertoire to public attention, offering descriptions of previously unfamiliar or little known contemporary choral works devoted to the memorial theme. Through discussions of 71 composers with compositions ...

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Overview

Memento Mori: A Guide to Contemporary Memorial Music presents a useful reference listing of modern settings of the requiem and other forms of memorial music. It is a follow up to the author's previous work, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music. Robert Chase brings a relatively unexplored territory of musical repertoire to public attention, offering descriptions of previously unfamiliar or little known contemporary choral works devoted to the memorial theme. Through discussions of 71 composers with compositions from six continents, the book offers a general historical record of 20th and 21st century memorial composition and shows a variety of musical styles representing different religious and secular traditions. Presented alphabetically by composer, each entry contains a brief biography emphasizing the composer's choral output and an in-depth description of the work, including its origin, edition(s) of the music, length of the composition, structure and orchestration of the piece, and any known recordings. Memento Mori also prints numerous poetic texts, such as Armenian, Latvian, and German poetry, translated here for the first time into English. An extensive bibliography, a list of over 400 additional contemporary composers and their works, and appendixes of English translations of Latin texts of the Roman Catholic requiem mass conclude this valuable reference.

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Editorial Reviews

March 2008 American Reference Books Annual
... a unique resource...Music libraries as well as libraries that support advanced music programs should have this title.
The American Organist
...useful...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810857452
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 904,088
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Chase, formerly professor of music at Pace University in New York, is a pianist, organist, and choral conductor. He is the author of Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music (Scarecrow Press, 2003).

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Copyright Permissions Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. James Adler Chapter 5 2. Roberto Allegro Chapter 6 3. Antonio Anichini Chapter 7 4. Gus Anton Chapter 8 5. Malcom Archer Chapter 9 6. Khachatoor Avedissian Chapter 10 7. 'svaldas Balakauskas Chapter 11 8. Vidmantis Bartulis Chapter 12 9. Viktors Baštiks Chapter 13 10. Hampartzoum Berberian Chapter 14 11. Jean Marie Bernard Chapter 15 12. Boris Blacher Chapter 16 13. Alfred Bruneau Chapter 17 14. Javier Busto Chapter 18 15. Nan-Chang Chien Chapter 19 16. Nancy Hill Cobb Chapter 20 17. Eleanor Daley Chapter 21 18. Richard Danielpour Chapter 22 19. Agostino Donini Chapter 23 20. Dev Dosaj Chapter 24 21. Hans Eklund Chapter 25 22. Marc Eychenne Chapter 26 23. Guido Guerrini Chapter 27 24. Gabriella Gullin Chapter 28 25. John Harbison Chapter 29 26. Mark Hardy Chapter 30 27. William Harper Chapter 31 28. Max Helfman Chapter 32 29. Robert Hugill Chapter 33 30. Andrew Imbrie Chapter 34 31. Désire-Émile Inghelbrecht Chapter 35 32. Max Janowski Chapter 36 33. Wilfrid Josephs Chapter 37 34. Volker David Kirchner Chapter 38 35. Ståle Kleiberg Chapter 39 36. Cyrillus Kreek Chapter 40 37. Christopher Lacy Chapter 41 38. Morten Johannes Lauridsen Chapter 42 39. John Leavitt Chapter 43 40. Nils Lindberg Chapter 44 41. 'skar Lindberg Chapter 45 42. George Lloyd Chapter 46 43. Zdenek Luka? Chapter 47 44. Pawel Lukaszewski Chapter 48 45. Roman Maciejewski Chapter 49 46. Arturs Maskats Chapter 50 47. Colin Mawby Chapter 51 48. Emilis Melngailis Chapter 52 49. Jón Nordal Chapter 53 50. Lloyd Pfautsch Chapter 54 51. Craig Phillips Chapter 55 52. Teresa Procaccini Chapter 56 53. Licinio Refice Chapter 57 54. Rolf Schweizer Chapter 58 55. Jean-Pierre Sciau Chapter 59 56. Peter Sculthorpe Chapter 60 57. Remigijus Šileika Chapter 61 58. Richard W. Smith Chapter 62 59. James Stevens Chapter 63 60. Somtow Papinian Sucharitkul Chapter 64 61. John Tavener Chapter 65 62. Helen Tobias-Duesberg Chapter 66 63. Raymond Torres-Santos Chapter 67 64. Toby Twining Chapter 68 65. Mindaugas Urbaitas Chapter 69 66. Gareth Valentine Chapter 70 67. Patricia Van Ness Chapter 71 68. Amaral Vieira Chapter 72 69. Robert Wittinger Part 73 Appendix: The Gregorian Requiem Mass Part 74 Composers of Contemporary Memorial Music Part 75 Bibliography Part 76 Index Part 77 About the Author

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