An analysis of Handel's Jeptha : the story and performance practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Amman, Douglas D. en_US Robinson, Susan L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:58Z 2011-06-03T19:33:58Z 1985 en_US 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z765 1985 .R63 en_US
dc.identifier.other Audiotape 3357 en_US
dc.description.abstract The sacred oratorio Jephtha, Handel's last major work, contains intense drama, impressive character development and a brilliant use of music. In studying the work one discovers not only a masterpiece of art, but also learns a great deal about the composer who, through his music, discloses much of his soul. From a formal point of view key schemes are important.There are different editions of this score; some are more reliable than others. When studying the score one should be aware of the significant number of borrowings present in this work; these include borrowings from Handel's own works as well as from works of others.It is important for every musician to be familiar with the Baroque style as its study will be necessary in performance of music of that period. There are many things to consider when determining a Baroque interpretation of this work. These include style of wind and string playing, phrasing, pitch, ornamentation, instrumentation, and tone quality. It has become common practice, in performance of a Baroque work, to strive towards achieving a recreation of the original performance of the seventeenth or eighteenth century.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent i, 42 leaves : music ; 28 cm. + 1 sound tape reel (36 min. : 3 3/4 ips, stereo. ; 7 in.) en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oratorios. en_US
dc.subject.other Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Jephtha. en_US
dc.title An analysis of Handel's Jeptha : the story and performance practice en_US Thesis (M.M.)
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