The joy of the piece comes largely from Haydn's astonishing word painting
Enhanced with exercises, Word Painting
is a superb self-teaching tool.
These are surely inspiring texts for a composer, with rich, evocative images and opportunities for vivid word painting
Rich with antiphonal scoring, imaginative word painting
and inventive harmonies, these features were brought to life well by conductor, Paul Spicer, and the work's chameleonlike shifts in register and dynamic nimbly negotiated by the performers.
The poem itself becomes everything whose absence he laments--a hymn, a word painting
, an account of the liberation, and, even, a Te Deum--abbreviated, but a reminder of what such a composition should contain.
This duet leads to the climax of the piece where there is an example of word painting
The intimacy, contrapuntal textures and word painting
of Baroque music were more obvious when the soloists performed with small segments of the orchestra.
Small and large leaps are used often in conjunction with word painting
The music features the kinds of word painting
(such as melismas for singing, rests for sighs, and dissonances for pain and suffering) that were standard at the time.
His Firewhirl,a powerful setting of a George Macbeth poem, used word painting
to a huge degree and also depicted a huge range of emotions.
The author points out Schutz's organizational strategies and offers many apt illustrations of how he brings the text to life--how he "reads" the words musically--by means of both word painting
and more abstract text-music relationships.
And since I don't have a picture to show you, I'll have to resort to a word painting