Chamber Ensembles with Vocal Duet

This article analyses different types of music texture found in these ensembles. Its goal is to establish the role and interaction between the different parts in the ensemble. It is a key to the correct interpretation of the composer’s intentions. A special step-preparation rehearsal scheme is offered for this process.

The following examples are used: P. Bulahov – “Troika”, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – “Kommt, lasst uns anbeten und knien von dem Herrn” (Psalm 95), “Gruss”, “Herbstlied”, D. Schostakovich – “From the Jewish Folk Poetry”.