Item #39235 Autograph musical quotation from "The Flight into Egypt" John b. 1938 HARBISON.

Autograph musical quotation from "The Flight into Egypt"


A melodic line, signed in full and titled. In black ink on an album leaf 133 x 223 mm.

Together with a copy of the published piano-vocal score. [Cambridge], Associated Music Publishers [PN AMP 7978-3, 1986. Octavo. Light green wrappers printed in dark green. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (biographical notes), [2]-28 pp. Scored for four-part chorus of mixed voices with soprano and baritone solos and orchestra accompaniment.

Signed in full by Lauridsen at upper outer corner of upper wrapper and again ("Lauridsen") at upper outer corner of title.

An American composer, "born into an intellectually and culturally vigorous environment, [Harbison's] earliest significant musical impressions were of jazz ... and Bach. Together with Stravinsky they were to remain his chief musical influences. ... Harbison has defined his artistic credo as an attempt ‘to make each piece different from the others, to find clear, fresh, large designs, to reinvent traditions’. His work is eclectic, ever open to fresh sources of development in the music of any style or period, and always rigorously self-disciplined. Revelling in ambiguities of all kinds, it reveals further levels of meaning upon repeated listening." David St. George in Grove Music Online

The Flight into Egypt won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Item #39235

Price: $225.00  other currencies

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