MUS 110D Notes 7-24

MUS 110D Notes 7-24 - Mozart and Masonry Father, Leopold...

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Mozart and Masonry Father, Leopold was a freemason Mozart was initiated into the Beneficence Lodge on December 14, 1784??? Masonic Songs Gassellenesriese K.468 Songs for Male Chorus K.484 Die Maurer Freude (Cantata) Maurerische trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music) K. 477 Maurerische trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music) K. 477 This was a short piece written for the beginning of a ceremony memorializing two Masons and was performed 1785. Uses contrabassoons (indicating the depths of …) Song is in C minor but ends in C major chord (picardy third) – like a sunrise! Chromatic scales, sigh motif (seufzer) Three flats are considered a Masonic Key Dotted rhythms in bass line appear in Masonic songbooks of Mozart’s time. The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) Singspiel in two acts K.620 Setting is in ancient Egypt Premièred in Vienna, Theater auf der Wieden in 1791 Became very popular, 20 performances Elements of Opera seria, opera buffa, folk music, German chorales
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course MUS 110D taught by Professor Rohde during the Summer '08 term at UC Davis.

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MUS 110D Notes 7-24 - Mozart and Masonry Father, Leopold...

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