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Janacek : Glagolitic Mass - Paul Wingfield


Glagolitic Mass

Paperback Published: 11th May 1992
ISBN: 9780521389013
Number Of Pages: 148

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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. Several important documents appear in print for the first time. 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 and original than the less adventurous rearrangement currently performed. Chapters on the music itself offer a full synopsis of the Glagolitic Mass, the first in-depth discussion of its musical organisation and a selection of key interpretations of the piece by Janacek and others.

"Wingfield offers pragmatic musical and textual solutions to changes and omissions in the score that have surfaced over time. Conductors should not embark on a performance of this masterwork without consulting this valuable handbook." Choral Journal

Note on musical examples, bar numbers, abbreviations and translations
Genesis and reception
The (Old?) Church Slavonic text
The authentic score
Introduction to the musical organisation
Literature 1927-30
Principal sources of the Glagolitic Mass
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ISBN: 9780521389013
ISBN-10: 0521389011
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 11th May 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.2