The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers: Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave [NOOK Book]

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This book brings to light the choral works of three contemporary British women composers: Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994), and Thea Musgrave (1928- ). Earning solid reputations in Britain through their varying compositional styles, their music has revealed them to be substantial, prolific composers who are representative of major trends in twentieth-century British choral composition. Lutyens, often described as a musical pioneer, incorporates a highly personal and imaginative style ...
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The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers: Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave

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Overview

This book brings to light the choral works of three contemporary British women composers: Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994), and Thea Musgrave (1928- ). Earning solid reputations in Britain through their varying compositional styles, their music has revealed them to be substantial, prolific composers who are representative of major trends in twentieth-century British choral composition. Lutyens, often described as a musical pioneer, incorporates a highly personal and imaginative style in her use of twelve-tone technique, and her departures from the strict practice of serial writing are always highly personal and imaginative. Maconchy describes her own technique as 'impassioned argument,' using compositional tools such as contrapuntal textures in both her instrumental and choral works, resulting in a high degree of chromatic color. Musgrave encompasses many modes of expression, from her early choral works featuring tonal diatonic writing, to a free chromatic style with imprecise tonality at times. Complete with historical perspective, musical examples, and reproductions of choral texts, this resource of important and little known contemporary choral works demonstrates the diverse approaches used by these and other contemporary composers, and contributes to the growing literature on women in music.
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Roma (music, Wilmington College) examines the choral works of British composers Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907- 1994), and Thea Musgrave (b. 1928). She provides biographical background, discusses their compositional style, the twelve-tone technique of Lutyens, and her Requiem for the Living, Motet, and "Country of the Stars." The works of Maconchy under analysis are Nocturnal, "Siren's Song," and Creatures, while the focus on Musgrave's output is in her Four Madrigals, Cantata for a Summer's Day, "Memento Creatoris," "John Cook," Rorate Coeli, and The Last Twilight. The concluding chapter briefly notes other contemporary women composing in Britain. The appendixes contain texts and catalogs of each composer's choral pieces.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461706502
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/30/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Catherine Roma is associate professor of music at Wilmington College. She is also founder and artistic director of MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir, and co-founder and director of the Martin Luther King Coalition Chorale.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Figures
Part 2 List of Musical Examples
Part 3 Foreword by Karin Pendle
Part 4 Acknowledgments
Part 5 Introduction
Part 6 Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983)
Part 7 Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)
Part 8 Thea Musgrave (1928-)
Part 9 The Contemporary Period
Chapter 10 Appendix A: Lutyens' Proposal for the Composer's Concourse
Chapter 11 Appendix B: The Published Choral Compositions of Elisabeth Lutyens in Chronological Order
Chapter 12 Appendix C: Withdrawn Choral Works by Elisabeth Lutyens in the British Museum
Chapter 13 Appendix D: Text for Requiem for the Living
Chapter 14 Appendix E: Text for Excerpta Tractati Logico-Philosophici
Chapter 15 Appendix F: The Choral Compositions of Elizabeth Maconchy in Chronological Order
Chapter 16 Appendix G: Text for Nocturnal
Chapter 17 Appendix H: Text for "Siren's Song"
Chapter 18 Appendix I: Text for The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (Maiden's Song from St. Winefred's Well)
Chapter 19 Appendix J: The Choral Compositions of Thea Musgrave in Chronological Order
Chapter 20 Appendix K: Text for Rorate Coeli
Chapter 21 Appendix L: Text for The Last Twilight
Chapter 22 Appendix M: Text for "O caro m'รจ il sonno"
Part 23 Bibliography
Part 24 Index
Part 25 About the Author
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