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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000483.txt from 2004/08

From: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Mozart`s 'Ave Verum Corpus'
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:09:55 -0400

Be muy guest. There is a very extensive technical paper on the
subject of accidental thematic duplication, both by one composer
who creates two works, and two separate composers each creating a
work of his/her own. See the 1995, Mozart Jahrbuch, pp. 111-153,
"Franz Xaver Süßmayr and the Mozart Requiem." Also see: 1998,
International Journal of Musicology, Frankfurt am Main, Vol 7,
pp. 241-57: "The Engima Enigma."

Dan Leeson
DNLeeson@-----.net

-----Original Message-----
From: tony-w@-----.uk]
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 2:38 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: Re: [kl] Mozart`s 'Ave Verum Corpus'

Many thanks Dan. Is it indeed coincidence I wonder?
With your permission, I`ll send your post to my colleague.
Tony W.

> The first two measures of the Ave Verum Corpus has a distinct
> melodic similarity to the first two measures of the unfinsished
> quartet for clarinet and three basset horns, K. 580a. It is
> possible, of course, for Mozart to have reused these two
measures
> (or to have them pop up in his mind in some subconscious way as
> he began to write the Ave Verum Corpus), but it's a
stretch - - - - -

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