Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Halbreich, Harry. Arthur Honegger. Translated by Roger Nichols. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1999.

Despite his highly individualistic style of composition, Honegger frequently borrowed music or musical gestures from several composers, with J.S. Bach chief among them. The book includes commentary regarding Honegger’s use of music by Bach, Campra, Debussy, Fauré, and Roussel.

Works: Honegger: Hommage à Albert Roussel (243), String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor (253), Toccata and Variations for Piano (365-66), Toccata on a Theme of Campra (365-66), Suite after J.S. Bach (383-84), Prelude and Fugue in C Minor (384), La Danse des Morts (434-35), Les Noces d’Amour (479).

Sources: Fauré: Theme and Variations, Op. 73 (239); Albert Roussel: Le festin de l’araignée, Op. 17 (243), Piano Concerto, Op. 36 (243); Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp (253); André Campra: Camille (365); Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suites (383-84), Prelude and Fugue for Organ, BWV 545 (384), St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (437).

Index Classifications: 1900s

Contributed by: Keith Clifton

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