36 - 5 Representative Art Music Pieces from After 1945

Often electronically processed in such a way that

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Unformatted text preview: urch bells, sirens, organs, human voices, and machines. ◦ ◦ Often electronically processed in such a way that they cannot be precisely identified. Organization of sounds into a weird, yet Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939) American Won composer, born in Miami the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1983 Studied at Florida State and Juilliard Professional violinist for years in the American Symphony Orchestra Has composed an impressive amount of widely performed instrumental works, including symphonies, concertos, and string quartets Musical Works America's 1999 Composer of the Year. as a professor at her alma mater, FSU. Concerto Grosso 1985 – “Quotation Music” Commissioned for Handel's 300th birthday. Five movements, using themes from the opening movement of Handel's Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D Major. Like Handel and Bach’s concerti grossi, Concerto Grosso 1985 is written for a small orchestra including a harpsichord and gives solo instruments prominent roles. 5 movements arranged symmetrically: finale similar to the opening movement, fourth Handel’s Theme: Zwilich alternates this very Baroque theme with very modern music that could only have been written in the 20th Century “I performed the [Handel] many years ago, and I especial...
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