Janacek: Glagolitic Mass (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Janacek: Glagolitic Mass (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

By: Paul Wingfield (author)Paperback

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The Glagolitic Mass, written between 1926 and 1927, is not only one of Janacek's most important works: it is also a masterpiece of the twentieth-century choral repertoire. In this fascinating account of the work and its history, Paul Wingfield brings together material from early articles and reviews, letters and manuscripts which form a comprehensive account of the work's genesis and performance history. The author also provides a thorough revision of the Old Church Slavonic text along with English translation, and reconstructs Janacek's 'ideal' version of the work - far more exciting than the less adventurous rearrangement currently performed. Chapters on the music itself offer a full synopsis of the Glagolitic Mass, an in-depth discussion of its musical organisation and a selection of key interpretations of the piece by Janacek and others.

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Acknowledgements; Note on musical examples, bar numbers, abbreviations and translations; Introduction; 1. Genesis and reception; 2. The (Old?) Church Slavonic text; 3. The authentic score; 4. Synopsis; 5. Introduction to the musical organisation; 6. Literature 1927-30; Notes; Principal sources of the Glagolitic Mass; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/03/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780521389013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 148
  • ID: 9780521389013
  • weight: 200
  • ISBN10: 0521389011

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