Mary Pappert School of Music
Flute, Performance, Andre Jolivet, Chant de Linos
Andre Jolivet is an iconic figure in contemporary French music. Many of his composition have a unique configuration of high character, maturity, combined with a sense of mysticism, religious influence, and the concept of returning to its origin give the foundation for Jolivet's music. Jolivet's composition, Chant De Linos, was composed during his mid-life stage (2nd stage) for the Paris Conservatory as a competition piece for the Morceau de Concours. Chant de Linos is a literal translation "Linos' Song" and depicts a chant during an ancient Greek funeral. Jolivet combined the Greek funeral chant with his unique compositional style. "Mourning", "Cries", and "Dance" are the reoccurring themes throughout the piece. Primitive and exotic element of the flute and piano can be expressed through modern compositional style, stable technique, and rhythmic repetition, which all come together to create the magical effect of Andre Jolivet's Chant de Linos. Throughout this analysis, an in-depth analysis will be done about Jolivet's past, the importance and development of 20th century French contemporary music and it's the use of woodwind instruments, and finally the compositional techniques used by Andre Jolivet in composing the Chant de Linos.
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