Autograph musical quotation from the composer's Passacaglia for organ, signed in full. Virgil THOMSON.

Autograph musical quotation from the composer's Passacaglia for organ, signed in full

Oblong octavo. 3 measures, identified in the composer's hand. Notated in black ink on a 3" x 5" index card.

An American composer and critic, "[Thomson] produced a sizeable catalog of stylistically diverse compositions characterized by expressive directness and textural transparency, written in a language that drew from hymnbook harmony, popular song, and dance idioms of the late 19th century, and utilizing plain-spoken tonal procedures but also diatonic dissonance and polytonal elements. In his many vocal works, and his two path-breaking operatic collaborations with Gertrude Stein, Thomson demonstrated a mastery of prosody." Anthony Tommasini and Richard Jackson in Grove Music Online.

Thomson composed a number of works for organ, including the Passacaglia, in 1922, revising it in 1974. Item #22387

Price: $300.00  other currencies

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