Posted in Project 9: Descants

Descant 2: for You Gentlemen of England

Note: This is the second descant for Project 9. You can look at the first one here. I also did the research on the topic of descants here.


My second descant, written on the theme of You Gentlemen of England, is for the oboe and flute – similarly to the first one, except here I added the snare drum:

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Posted in Project 9: Descants

Descant 1: for Na haste do castanheiro

Note: Before you take a look at my descant, you can also read my research on the origins and forms of descants in general. There, you will see that descant had different meanings depending on the historical period in question. Here, descant denotes the meaning it received in the 20th century in hymn singing – the free-flowing contrapuntal melody above the main melodic line. 


Here is my first descant, written for oboe and flute, on the theme of Na haste do castanheiro, where I also added in the tambourine:

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