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Wagner, Parsifal Act III

April 16th, 2011 by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

With Wagner, orchestration is just as important as the vocal part. Some parts of Parsifal are thick and full of dense textures and rich harmonies. The overall effect is very heavy, with sustained long chords and string rhythms increase their intensity and melodic rhythms get smaller to make it feel faster. There is a heavy [...]

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