In that respect he was one among a throng of melodists who made the Elizabethan age in many respects the greatest lyric period in the history of English or perhaps of any literature.
As a verbal melodist, especially a melodist of sweetness and of stately grace, and as a harmonist of prolonged and complex cadences, he is unsurpassable.
fi He is also a man of many tunes, all of them whistle-able, and his fellow melodists
- Chris Young on alto, Richard Foote on trombone, David Ferris on organ - embrace them whole-heartedly.
The artists on this CD include five singers as melodists
and four singers listed as isokrates, with the performing editions by Dr.
We are both melodists
and I'm a huge admirer of his work.
Forget the commercial, recycled tunes you hear on a daily basis, these songwriters, melodists
and lyricists put the art back into music production and present us with fresh, new music.
I think Chris Martin is one of the most important melodists
since Noel Gallagher, since Ray Davies, since Paul McCartney.
All of these pieces, however, confirm Elgar's reputation as one of the greatest melodists
in England's history and perhaps its finest church composer since Henry Purcell.
Tunes of all kinds are what this concert was all about, and the melodists
included Wesleyan hymn masters, Berlioz, Prokofiev, Lloyd Webber, Cesar Franck plus the effete and wishy-washy John Rutter.
This live recording from two of the jazz world's outstanding melodists
is a delight, displaying the kind of musical telepathy you'd expect between these two bright players.
One of Hollywood's greatest melodists
was a Paramount regular: Victor Young, whose Spanish-flavored "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943), haunting "The Uninvited" (1944), lush "Love Letters" (1945) and exotic "Samson and Delilah" (1950) remain classics of an earlier generation of film music.