Abstract/Details

A critique of "Four Songs from John Donne". (with Original composition);

Kidde, Geoffrey Carter. Columbia University. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1995. 9606849.

Abstract (summary)

Four Songs from John Donne, the musical portion of my dissertation, is an orchestral song cycle for soprano and tenor soloists and full orchestra. The songs' lyrics are drawn from poems of Donne, all set completely in the following order: "Breake of Daye," "Song: Sweetest Love," "The Triple Foole," and "The Baite." The performance requirements are: 2 Flutes (Second Flute doubles Piccolo); 2 Oboes (Second Oboe doubles English Horn); 2 Clarinets (Second Clarinet doubles Bass Clarinet); 2 Bassoons; 4 French Horns; 2 Trumpets; 2 Trombones; 2 Percussion; 1 Timpani; 1 Harp; 1 Piano; Strings; and Soprano and Tenor Soloists. The entire work's duration is roughly one half-hour. "A critique of Four Songs from John Donne" (which includes an introduction, and two subsequent sections) accompanies the musical work. Part one discusses the allure of the poems, their historical background, and various issues of prosody. Part two discusses theoretical issues the musical work raises, focusing in particular on comparisons of pitch class invariance between specific musical structures in each of the four movements. The four movements each in turn are primarily concerned with (I) tetrachords, (II) modes, (III) symmetrical pitch structures, and (IV) twelve-tone sets.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Music;
British and Irish literature
Classification
0413: Music
0593: British and Irish literature
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Language, literature and linguistics; Donne, John; orchestra; songs; soprano; tenor
Title
A critique of "Four Songs from John Donne". (with Original composition);
Author
Kidde, Geoffrey Carter
Number of pages
125
Degree date
1995
School code
0054
Source
DAI-A 56/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
Columbia University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
D.M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9606849
ProQuest document ID
304189051
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/304189051