Many of the works of Dominick Argento have been researched and analyzed, but his choral work Evensong: Of Love and Angels s has received limited attention thus far. Written in memoriam for his wife Carolyn Bailey Argento, Evensong draws its musical material from her initials C.B.A. These letters, translated into note names, form a conspicuous head motive that is present in each movement of the work, and it serves multiple functions: as a melodic feature, as the foundation for a twelve-tone row, and as a harmonic base.
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- Includes vita
- Partial requirement for: D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-52)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Music