Music & Vision's monthly column -
KEITH BRAMICH writes:
John Hill Hewitt
Benjamin Tubb's Public Domain Music site is packed with information about
various little known American composers, including John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890).
Music is provided in MIDI format, with extensive examples of Hewitt's songs
and a whole comic opera, Rip Van Winkle. There's no real musical
interpretation, though -- the notes have been scanned from manuscript, so
it all sounds rather wooden. How about some real performances?
Terry Winter Owens
The composer writes that this Elegy for the Nephew of Prince Mukhransky,
recorded at a live concert by Duo
46 in Istanbul, is in a modal idiom, different in style to her more
usual concert music. There's little or no music available for download from
but this simple and rather beautiful piece for violin and guitar is available
for streaming or download in MP3 format from the Duo 46 mp3.com page.
Copyright © 7 May 2001 Keith Bramich,
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