A survey of form throughout time : how musical form relates to society through study of the oratorio, lieder and the American art song : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Schweigert, Kimberly Rose
Hagopian, Mary M.
Bell, Joyce D.
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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The examination of musical form throughout time involving study of the oratorio, lieder, and the American art song was created based on our society’s connection to music and how we relate our lives through our music. This thesis was researched and discovered step by step in order to really examine over time how we have created our music to fit our society’s constantly changing environment. The music that we create always seems to fit with what is going on with the people of the particular time in which music has been created. This thesis was given in the form of a lecture recital. The pieces chosen are those that reflect the forms chosen: the oratorio, the lied, and the American art song. There are three representations of each form. And music, like people and a society, changes and grows with time. This thesis relates music to society and demonstrates how this relationship occurs and how it is still occurring today.