melodies and instrumentation. The work is scored with various woodwind, bass, percussion and string instruments, including flutes, trumpets, timpani and violas. Furthermore, the work evokes various emotions through its different sections. For instance, the Dies irae (the second section) explores feelings of sorrow and forgiveness, while the Sanctus (the fourth section) evokes emotions of joy. Having described the musical style of the Requiem Verdi, we can now begin discussing its similarities with Corsican paghjella and Tuvan throat singing. The most obvious characteristic the Requiem Verdi and Corsican paghjella share is the organization of the vocalists. The Requiem Verdi employs the typical alto, tenor, bass and soprano set up, while paghjella utilizes a
Paresh SovaniMUSC 050Professor MeadowsConcert Review9 Apr 2012bass, a second middle voice and an uppermost voice known as the terza. The second middle voice shares characteristics similar to the tenor and bass, while the uppermost voice shares characteristics similar to the soprano (Bithell). Other techniques utilized in both the Requiem Verdi and Corsican paghjella include the staggered entry of vocals and the use of melisma. However, while staggered entry of vocals is a staple of paghjella, it is incorporated sparingly in the Requiem Verdi. It is most apparent in the
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