This combination of performing forces is unusual in both Argento's repertory and twentieth-century choral repertoire. His use of technique within this work is artful, specifically his writing for voices and his successful merger of different musical time periods. Deservedly, A Toccata of Galuppi's is assured a place in the pantheon of important modern choral works.Often, Argento claims that finding the arighta text takes longer than writing the actual piece. ... pieces were settings of a more public voice of poetry or prose.69 An example of the former is Casa Guidi (for mezzo-soprano and orchestra), whichanbsp;...
|Title||:||Dominick Argento's "A Toccata of Galuppi's": A Critical Analysis of the Work and Its Relationship to the Text|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|