"Faust" in music Volume 1; The Faust-theme in dramatic music; a study of the operas, music-dramas and cantatas in the Faust-theme

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...what foul horror was wrought. The chorus then adds pianissimo in sotto voce--"O Despair!" The final scene (No. XX.) is "In Heaven." With a master hand Berlioz changes his colors, and the harplike accompaniment forms a fitting background for the chorus of praise,--a chorus of four parts, soprano, alto, first tenor and second tenor. The latter voices are used adeptly, giving with their muffled lower tones a more velvety foundation for the softly sung "hosannas." "She hath loved much, 0 Lord," is heard from the sopranos, and then a single voice (from behind the scenes) proclaims "Margarita." Then follows the Celestial Chorus, the apotheosis of Margaret, with its modest beginning in three-part voicing.66 The words are: Thou ransomed soul, Rest from thy sorrow! Hapless maiden, through love didst thou stray; Now freed from earth, for thy love shalt thou borrow Robes of brightness that fade not away! Come the Seraphim await thee! At this point a chorus of children's voices (soprano and altos, singing with the sopranos and altos) is added, also another part for second tenors, giving the effect of a ponderous vocal organ in which the master adds now and then a stop of brighter and grander colors. Come! The Seraphim await thee! Thy sisters, by the throne abiding They shall dry thine eyes, They shall claim thine earthly fears In heavenly love confiding, Thou shalt smile through thy tears. Come, Margarita! The finale is constructed upon the words of this last line. Two parts,--first and second bass--are added, and the single voice as above continuing behind the scenes, with the word "Margarita." The rest of the voices form a massive harmonic structure with prolonged fundamental dominant, then tonic, chords--al...

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