Morten Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna – Introitus

Vectoral Analysis by Diego Barbosa-Vásquez Morten Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna – Introitus *Remember to participate in the forum if you want to debate any point described at this analysis. Historical Background This work, composed in 1997 to the LA Master Chorale, is part of the rise of choral music in this currently modern era. The composer creates a flexible work that can be performed with a small orchestra and small choir. Due to this flexibility, the piece has been done by a wide range of music organizations given to the piece a huge recognition with professional and student ensembles. In addition, despite the fact of the previous chromatic tradition as composer, in this work Lauridsen uses t

Theofanidis: Rainbow Body

Vectoral Analysis by Diego Barbosa-Vásquez Theofanidis: Rainbow Body *Remember to participate in the forum if you want to debate any point described at this analysis. Historical Background The piece is another example of the postmodernist style. It combines the advances of the previous years with the spiritualism approach to the sounds that can be linked to La Monte Young thoughts. Examples of it are the electronic influence in the acoustic sounds to create orchestration techniques (traduced here in wet acoustic orchestration) – an approach that can be linked to Stockhausen too-, and the Buddhist approach to sounds that can explain the tintinnabulation and long sounds of Arvo Part too. Overv

Ligeti – Etude 8

Vectoral Analysis by Diego Barbosa-Vásquez Ligeti – Etude 8 *Remember to participate in the forum if you want to debate any point described at this analysis. Historical Background This work is a good example of the post-minimalism style that surrounded the era when this work was composed (1988). In this work, Ligeti, a composer known for his incredible advances in the phonemes as musical tools and his chromatic and complex structures, is returning to consonant sounds, classic structure and regularly rhythms. A common sense of the post-minimalism with composers being aware of the audience as an essential part of their art. In addition, this work is part of the very uncommon pieces for piano s

ARVO PÄRT– Tabula Rasa

Vectoral Analysis by Diego Barbosa-Vásquez ARVO PÄRT– Tabula Rasa *Remember to participate in the forum if you want to debate any point described at this analysis. Historical Background Arvo Part is a great example of the postmodernist style. His work Tabula Rasa, written in 1977, exemplifies the music that started to be composed after huge advances made in the previous 2 thirds of the century. Now, those advances started to be used side by side with previous musical developments (of different centuries) as tools of composition more than rules of styles. In this work, the Estonian composer use resources as tonality, arpeggiation, repetition or prepared piano to achieve his musical desires. I

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