The use of speech elements in music composition
The musical aspects of speech are elements that have been explored by many composers throughout history. Composers such as Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, and others used the natural rhythm and accents of speech to write recitatives. The voice carries always an excess of connotations, whatever it is doing. From the grossest of noises to the most delicate of singing, the voice always means something, always refers beyond itself and creates a huge range of associations.