Eighteen sonnets by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone solo voices and orchestra

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dc.contributor.advisor Trawick, Eleanor, 1965-
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Eric C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-23T17:05:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-24T06:30:21Z
dc.date.created 2011-12-17
dc.date.issued 2011-12-17
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/195157
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is a tonal modular work for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone solo voices and large orchestra (3343, 4331, Timp.+4, Hp., Pno., Strings) with an accompanying narrative. The text is drawn from eighteen of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s sonnets. This work consists of four interlocking song cycles, one for each solo voice, and two added songs for the combination of two or more of the solo voices. There are shared tonal and thematic relationships across the work as a whole as well as within and among the individual song cycles. The unique modular nature of the work allows for performance of the whole, but also allows for extracting the individual song cycles—or even individual sonnets from the work as free-standing pieces, complete in themselves. The modular nature of this work makes it attractive as a programming option for orchestras and choirs with featured guest soloists, and also as an addition to singers’ repertoires. Chapters 3–7 of the narrative address the songs in each individual module or cycle, thus providing a useful reference for a singer wishing to program one or more of the songs for her or his voice classification. The complete transposed orchestral score follows the conclusion of the narrative. This dissertation holds potentially helpful information for research on the topics of contemporary classical music, Indiana composers, and/or orchestral song cycles. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.subject.lcsh Song cycles--Scores
dc.subject.lcsh Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Scores
dc.subject.lcsh Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra--Scores
dc.subject.lcsh Vocal duets with orchestra--Scores
dc.subject.lcsh Vocal quartets with orchestra--Scores
dc.subject.other Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth,|d1807-1882--Musical settings
dc.title Eighteen sonnets by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone solo voices and orchestra en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D.A.) en_US
dc.date.liftdate 2012-01-24
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1660967


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