Following a choral ode
, a messenger enters, announcing that the attackers have been repelled but that Eteocles and Polynices have killed each other in battle.
Chapters three and four use Heidegger's retelling of Sophocles' first choral ode
from Antigone to parse the existential facets of "originary angst." By their essential nature, humans try to lay bare a world that is always concealing itself.
This chapter is impressive simply in its coverage, Allis considering almost all of Stanford's twenty works based on Tennyson's poetry, including some insightful close analyses of Stanford's theatre piece, Queen Mary, part-songs from The Princess, various works based on In Memoriam, the choral ode
from Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington, and a cantata based on Merlin and the Gleam.
Much harder to trace is the development of Finzi's choral ode
Intimations of Immortality, a labor of many years for which few records survive.
The soundtrack was music by Bolipata, with a triumphant choral ode
For instance, his rendering of the choral ode
after the second act of Thyestes is strikingly well expressed.
heightened use to the choral ode
. In fact, tragic drama may have
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was the last of his orchestral works and its supreme power and choral Ode
to Joy have held audiences enthralled since its first performance.
To prove the absurdity of this contention, Sophocles merely read a choral ode
he had just written for the Oedipus at Colonus.
In ancient Greek drama the strophe was the first part of a choral ode
that was performed by the chorus while moving from one side of the stage to the other.
This is reflected in the prominence given to the oratorical choral odes
, replete with the subtle confluences of sounds characteristic of Mahon's poetry.
Lazar and Parson's X-ray vision is perhaps at its most clear in their handling of the choral odes
. Anyone who has ever seen or acted in a traditional rendering of Greek tragedy knows that the chorus's scenes tend to leave one feeling like they should be on Ritalin.