UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Clare C. Toy (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mark Engebretson

Abstract: The Requiem which is the centerpiece of this document is a musical composition for mixed choir and organ, written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.M. in Music Composition. Additional instrumentation includes harp accompaniment for the setting of Psalm 23, and a handbell part for two of the anthems. This work is based on the text for Burial of the Dead (Rite Two) in the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which is in the Public Domain. It also incorporates several Scripture texts, including Isaiah 25:6-9 (New International Version) and Psalm 23 (King James Version) and an anthem based on John 14:1-6. The full text may be found in Appendix A. An introductory chapter describes the process of researching other Requiems, deciding on a text, choosing the musical settings for each text, and bringing the work to completion. Musical examples highlight the use of creative dissonance, rhythmic and metric diversity and textural variation within the work. The Requiem will be performed at the morning services of First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro on November 7, 2010, which is All Saints Sunday. In addition to the Requiem, other pieces were composed for those worship services, including an organ prelude and postlude, an opening hymn (text and music) and two responses for choir and congregation. These are included in Appendix B.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2010
All Saints, Choral, Composition, Harp, Organ, Requiem
Choruses, Sared (Mixed voices) with organ.
Psalms (Music) $v23rd Psalm.
Book of common prayer.

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