|Conducting Her Destiny: The Making of a Maestra
||Women are relative newcomers to the traditionally male profession of conducting. To acquire a professional position, they first have to overcome lingering stereotypical attitudes about their gender, attitudes that only clutter and complicate the chal...
|Edmund Hooper: A Study of His Style Compared to Orlando Gibbons and Prevailing Tudor Polyphony
||Edmund Hooper (1553-1621) held a prominent place among church musicians of his generation. He became Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey in 1588 and organist of the Chapel Royal in 1615, holding both positions until his death in 1621. Addit...
|Holy Sonnets: La Corona of Louise Talma: Selected Elements of Texture, Technique, and Text
||Louise Talma (1906-1996) was a respected American composer of the mid-twentieth century with a substantial musical oeuvre in a variety of genres including keyboard music, instrumental works for large and small ensembles, solo vocal and choral works, ...
|Exegesis and eisegesis: the choral composer as scriptural interpreter with special reference to settings of the Magnificat
||The central aim of this study is to demonstrate a unified approach to the analysis of settings of scripture which includes the disciplines of Biblical criticism, liturgical history and practice, and music theory and analysis. To accomplish this, the ...
|Balancing chorus and orchestra in performance: problems and solutions for conductors of the nineteenth century and today
||The purpose of this document is to examine the origins of, evidence for, and solutions to choral/orchestral balance problems in performance. By consulting several primary sources, this study demonstrates that these balance issues rose to prominence d...
|The requiem reinvented: Brahms‘s Ein deutsches Requiem and the transformation from literal to symbolic.
||Johannes Brahms was the first composer to claim the requiem genre without utilizing the Catholic Missa pro defunctis text. Brahms compiled passages from Luther‘s Bible for his 1868 Ein deutsches Requiem, texts that focused on comfort fo...
|Music in honor of the Virgin Mary during the Middle ages and Renaissance
||Veneration of the Virgin Mary was one of the most important aspects of Christianity during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and sacred music of the time incorporated many Marian concepts. The Virgin Mary was considered the greatest intercessor with G...
|Developmental and stylistic consistency in selected choral works of Felicia Donceanu (b. 1931)
||The music of Felicia Donceanu (b. 1931) is well known by music scholars in Romania. Donceanu's work has won numerous accolades including honorable mention at the International Composition Competition in Mannheim, Germany, in 1961, the prize of the Un...
|The elements of neoclassical style in the women's choir compositions of Irving Fine
||The composer Irving Fine died in 1962 at the age of forty-seven cutting short the life of an important figure in twentieth-century American music. Since Fine's life was relatively short, his musical output is proportionally small and often goes unstu...
|Darius Milhaud's Sacred service: a historical, textual, and theoretical analysis
||Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) was a French composer whose prolific musical output includes a wide variety of genres: operas, ballets, film and radio scores, orchestral and choral works, solo vocal and instrumental works, and chamber music. Grove...
|Sociocultural, political, and musical amalgam in Thomas Jennefelt's "Villarosa sarialdi"
||This dissertation is a stylistic and contextual analysis of Thomas Jennefelt's "Villarosa sarialdi." The composer asserts that his work draws influence from the Baroque, American minimalism, and the Swedish choral tradition, and that assertion will b...
|The sacred choral works of Mark Oakland Fax (1911-1974)
||African American musician Mark Oakland Fax (1911-1974) was an educator and composer. His academic life as a student extended from Syracuse University (graduated 1933) to the Eastman School of Music (graduated 1945). He held faculty appointments at Pa...
|Joseph Willcox Jenkins: male chorus arrangements of Stephen Collins Foster melodies
||During his tenure as the first arranger for the United States Army Chorus (1956- 1959), Joseph Willcox Jenkins composed and arranged a prolific amount of male choral music, much of which remains unpublished. Outside the circles of the U.S. Army Choru...
|"Pavel Chesnokov's Op. 45, In Days of Battle: a new publication and conductor’s analysis"
||Within the standard U.S. choral repertoire, Pavel Chesnokov is not an obscure name. His name is mostly associated with the frequently performed "Salvation is Created", a favorite among choirs and audiences, especially during the Christmas season. The...