Dramatic Vocalise Database




Jones, Trevor (b. 1949)


Excalibur (1981)



Use of wordless chorus to signify the religious, numinous, or supernatural.


Examples

Comments




Merlin Casts A Spell

[0:09:52–0:10:35] Reminds me of Weber's "Wolf's Glen" from Der Freischütz.


Merlin's Spell In Effect

[0:11:57–0:12:35]


False Love and Merlin's Spell Consummated

[0:14:16–0:15:04]


The Boy As King

[0:30:55–0:31:13] Shortly after Arthur draws the sword from the stone [accompanied by music from Wagner's Siegfried (1876)] the scene suddenly breaks into chaos with Arthur chasing after Merlin.


Perceval's Vision of the Grail

[1:43:43–1:44:42]


Perceval's False Calling

[1:49:44–1:51:27]