commentary to opus 97b

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Gregorian Fantasy for Harpe solo op. 97b (1995)


 

Beginning of the composition

 

First performance: 1995, Würzburg
Giselle Herbet

Duration: 9 Minutes

Publisher: N. Simrock London - Hamburg EE 5222 / ISMN: 979-0-2211-1642-0

GENUIN GMP 010605-1

 

In the "Gregorian Fantasy" by B. Hummel, the Gregorian melody provides the initial motif material. It is the norm, from which the composer then distances himself. The medieval chant can be felt in the whole character of the composition, a solemn Andante religioso.

Dr. Sylvia Sowa (CD-Booklet, Genuin 2003)


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