Learning sequences for the experimental choral psalm settings of Charles Ives

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dc.contributor.advisor Vincent, Marilyn en_US
dc.contributor.author Lynn, Debra J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:24Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 1999 .L96 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177887
dc.description.abstract The experimental choral psalm settings of Charles Ives (1874-1954) show rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic innovations that pre-date many of his composing contemporaries such as Schonberg and Stravinsky. Of these works, only Psalm 67 is performed regularly. Regardless of their historical significance, the remaining experimental settings; Psalms 14, 24, 25, 54, 100, 135, and 150 are rarely performed due in part to their level of difficulty.This study presents a series of learning sequences for these psalm settings that can be implemented into typical rehearsal periods for advanced or auditioned choral ensembles. The sequences includes choral exercises and drills that introduce pertinent scalar and tonal structures, harmonic considerations, and varying rhythmic patterns. Various techniques are applied including musical chunking and octave displacement.A preliminary study was performed for the learning sequences designed for portions of Psalm 25. Participants and observers found the learning sequences to be effective in fostering an efficient use of rehearsal time. Revisions to the sequences were made according to suggestions from choral music faculty observers and completed participant questionnaires. Upon completion of the revisions for the method for Psalm 25, similar learning sequences were developed for the remaining psalm settings. Gregg Smith, conductor of the Gregg Smith Singers and editor of the psalm settings, was also interviewed regarding his editing, rehearsing, and performing experiences with these works. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent xi, 248 leaves : music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Choral music -- Instruction and study. en_US
dc.subject.other Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. Choral music. Selections. en_US
dc.title Learning sequences for the experimental choral psalm settings of Charles Ives en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1164925 en_US

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