Dirks, Patricia Lynn


An Analysis of Jonathan Harvey's 'Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco'

eContact!, Vol. 9, No. 2. Montréal: CEC.

URL: http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/

Language(s): English


Structural Analysis Tape Music


In this article, the author presents a descriptive, audio analysis of Jonathan Harvey’s Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1980) - a tape piece based on two natural sound sources; the great tenor bell at Winchester Cathedral and the voice of Harvey’s young son. She focuses primarily on the harmonic spectra of the bell and the voice.