[ 1 ] The three cryptograms in
order of use are:
Of such, one reads: "A musical cryptogram is a
cryptogrammatic sequence of musical notes, a sequence which can
be taken to refer to an extra-musical text by some 'logical'
relationship, usually between note names and letters." Also
"[A], E♭, C, B♮, B♭, E(♮), G (= [A], S, C, H, B, E, G) for
Arnold Schoenberg (A. Schönberg), set 6-Z44," D," E♭, C, B
(= D, S, C, H) for Dmitri Shostakovich (D. Schostakowitsch)"
(from "Musical Cryptogram," Wikipedia article, n. d. The
last is a simple substitution done in Java script, and not
referring to tradition uses for such cryptograms, via an
online generator created by
Mike Su at CodePen
In other works, I have used other musical cryptograms which more
closely align with that "naming" tradition as can be seen even
to a friend and colleague.
Graphics of the associated cryptograms for this work "title-in-picture" each section as
they appear in a first statement.
In addition to cryptograms which have generated other works,
sometimes a theme thought about after attending a performance of
rehearsal sparks musical thought. As regards both the dedicatee
but also composers, other such works notably for organ include a
Little Fugue on the Scala enigmatica
after a rehearsal of Verdi's Ave Maria (from the Quattro Pezzi Sacri)
at Berlin's Philharmonie, a
Contrapunctus on a Theme of Wagner
after a 2015 performance of Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper thinking on the quote from the third act, as well as
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Webern
after a 2012 performance of Webern's Passacaglia by the
Staatskapelle under Barenboim.