Publication Date

1964

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Dill, Howard R., 1918-2004||Smith, Wilbur A.||Fred, Bernhart G., 1914-1986

Degree Name

M. Mus. (Master of Music)

Department

Department of Music

LCSH

Scarlatti, Alessandro, 1660-1725. Vocal music. Selections||Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Vocal music. Selections

Abstract

This paper deals with five songs of Alessandro Scarlatti and Henry Purcell. Two songs by Scarlatti and three songs by Purcell comprise the group selected and are contained in the second group of the author's voice recital. Each song was studied separately for (1) form, (2) tempo, (3) meter, (4) harmonic scheme, (5) rhythmic devices, (6) text, and (7) the relationship of the accompaniment to the vocal line. Listed below are the titles and composers of the songs contained in the second group of the recital. GROUP II "Gia il sole dal Gange"....... Alessandro Scarlatti "Le Violetta" ............ Alessandro Scarlatti "Music for a while,” from Oedipus ......... Henry Purcell "Aeolus's Song," from The Tempest ...... Henry Purcell "A Roundelay," from The Mock Marriage .... Henry Purcell The songs chosen serve as excellent models of the accompanied solo song as developed in England and Italy during the Baroque Era, and therefore a short review of Seventeenth-century Baroque music and the accompanied solo song will be included. In addition a brief biography of Scarlatti and Purcell and a study of their songs will be presented.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes music.

Extent

viii, 43 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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