MODIFYING THE DA CAPO? THROUGH-COMPOSED ARIAS IN VOCAL WORKS BY BACH AND OTHER COMPOSERS

@article{Schulenberg2011MODIFYINGTD,
  title={MODIFYING THE DA CAPO? THROUGH-COMPOSED ARIAS IN VOCAL WORKS BY BACH AND OTHER COMPOSERS},
  author={D. Schulenberg},
  journal={Eighteenth Century Music},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={21 - 51}
}
ABSTRACT Among the many unique features of the vocal music of Johann Sebastian Bach is the use of what has been called ‘free’ or ‘modified’ da capo form in roughly a third of the movements that have an overall ternary design. Bach's reason for adopting this distinctive form, used in duets and choruses as well as arias, has been the subject of frequent speculation by scholars, who have found precedents in works by Alessandro Scarlatti and parallel examples in the music of Handel. Through close… Expand
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