Some slanting of the evidence in favor of the views of Edward Lowinsky (on musica ficta and chromaticism
, chiefly) is to be found; it was certainly to be expected.
It uses the chromaticism
of Monk's theme and creates variations on it.
The similarities are obvious (prevailing half-note motion in the vocal lines, tremolo-style quarter-notes in the bass), but the father's chromaticism
is far more complex by means of a polyhonic texture with uncompromising and difficult-to-sing intervals.
Indeed, his work, despite its vital chromaticism
and fiery tonalities, is visually cold, as the paintings are based on photographs of television screens whose images have been optically distorted.
Barber too removes himself from the preceding recitative by setting the text with a stately melodic line in common time, which together with its complaisant chromaticism
bears a similarity to many a Victorian hymn (see fig.
And broad in its composition too, with Barber drawing on a host of twentieth century innovations: extreme chromaticism
, serialism and jazz harmonies.
This collection contains exciting contemporary pieces (solos and duets) by seven leading FJH composers that will open up a world of new sounds through bitonality, chromaticism
, jazz harmonies, mixed meters, ostinato patterns, whole tone scales, aleatoric writing and unique pedal effects.
Despite being one of the few Czech painters since Franbisck Kupka to have successfully explored the expressive possibilities of color, after 1973 Simotova appears to have abandoned both painting and, for the most part, intense chromaticism
McClelland defines Umbra as a musical topic having "dark and brooding tonality, angular lines, prominent dotted rhythms and syncopations, unexpected dissonances and chromaticism
, and awe-inspiring timbres provided by unusual orchestration, especially in the use of trombones" (p.
, dance forms, and an interest in nature are influences woven into Koechlin's character pieces.
Wagnerian harmonic richness, particularly the piercing chromaticism
of Parsifal, blends with arias of an almost Verdian passionate fervour (the tender interchange between the Soul of Gerontius and his Guardian Angel could almost pass as a love duet), the solos punctuated by choruses of vivid dramatic character.
His embroidered dresses, shopping bags, and pillowcases, made from translucent, softly colored material, possess the texture and chromaticism