StudioKay's Music Memory Contest schreibt zu Visitabilis' "Pachelbel's Halleluja": "This is Visitabilis' version of the Canon in D. We do not call this Hallelujah! That's the Mozart!!!"
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Triumph was featured classic minimalist song, 3. part of B-Major-Konzert was featured experimental classical song on MP3.COM, the 1. part of Bb-Major-Concert was featured Baroque song on MP3.COM, both in Nov. 1999, and the 3. part of Bb-Major-Concert was featured Baroque song on MP3.COM in Dec. 1999.
Concerto in B Major by Visitabilis
From the first few notes we can tell the work is ground in traditionalism. This sharply conflicts with the digitized performance which sometimes appends, sometimes depletes the total listening experience.
A bold statement of the melody by a single harpsichord is suddenly echoed by orchestra. This call and response gives the listener a subliminal sacred feel to the music. This possible is due to a similar practice in Gregorian chants. Architecture of the Baroque masters, especially J. S. Bach, are evident. This might also influence the cathedral feel. The music is, to the best of my knowledge, secular.
A wonderful development dominated this movement. The melody is presented in many colors throughout polyphonic texture. A stray further from the root would be greatly appreciated. Further development in the dominant for example would elevate the work.
This Larghetto movement is expressive in its orchestration simplicity. The wandering melodies tug at the emotions. A very good 2nd movement as it contrast the 1st. The strings create a soundscape well suited for inner thought. Although the electronic replication is amiable, a live performance, especially on wooden instruments would provide an unending wealth of humanism to this movement.
My favorite Movement. A delightful work in 6/8 with the flowing melody easily passed from instrument to instrument in wonderful pointillism. The movement works best in the digital medium as its sharper tones accent the movement well. Influences beyond Baroque are subtly heard and blend in well within the movement.
Broad and more adventurous than the preceding movements. More tonal deviation is heard and gratefully accepted. A pizzicato base line would work well in many sections on this movement. A more expansive closing would compliment the wonderful sections of this movement.
All together: a fine work. A live performance would add greatly, but the digitization does an honest job of presentation. A listening pleasure. Thank you for suggesting it.
These comments are my opinion. All readers are encourages to listen to the work for themselves.
posted 09-28-99 08:20 PM