Tschaikovsky - 1812 Overture, op. 49

Tchaikovsky's Overture 1812 expresses Russia's nationalist spirit for the Russians' magnificent victory over Napoleon. In 1880, when he was writing the charming Serenade for Strings, Tchaikovsky undertook to compose a "ceremonial introduction" for an exhibition of industrial art in Moscow. As a theme of his introduction he chose Napoleon's Russia Campaign, which ended with the great victory of the Russian Army. At first the composer intended the introduction to be for outdoor performance and felt that it should be "very loud and noisy". Since then the introduction has become his most famous and most popular concert work. The "1812 Overture" is in fact an introduction to a concerto, in other words is a stand-alone work of orchestral music and not an introduction to opera or a more extensive work. The play describes the invasion of Russia by Napoleon's troops in 1812 and their retreat and defeat in the winter of the same year. Despite

Anglicano canto


Special method of highlighting psalms (and other prayers), used in Anglican mass since the 17th century.

It consists of a kind of correct recitation, characterized by rhythmic and melodic types, more or less stable.

These formulas are repeated identically in each of the two halves, in which each verse of the sung text is divided.

The Anglicano canto, whose first traces date back to the Middle Ages, stands out from the typical chanting of catholic mass, mainly because, unlike it, it harmonizes in four parts, but follows fairly simple rules.

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