Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184386
Title:
And am I Born to Die. [Original composition].
Author:
Lesniaski, David Allen.
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This work, a requiem cantata for chorus and orchestra, is based in part on the shape-note hymn "Idumea". The first verse of "Idumea" ("And am I born to die...") is sung by the chorus at the conclusion of the first movement, which is a chorale prelude based on that hymn tune. The "Idumea" tune also appears in orchestral interludes in the middle and at the end of the composition. Although this composition is not based on one continuous narrative as are many cantatas, the opening chorale prelude and subsequent use of that initial material suggest a musical continuity reminiscent of the cantata. This composition was written as a memorial; the use of the "In Paradisum" chant from the Requiem Mass coupled with the elegiac setting of certain of the texts suggest both a literal and spiritual connection with the requiem. Excepting the opening movement, the texts and orchestral interludes are arranged in a progression leading from statements of youth to old age to death. This work, with a total duration of approximately thirty minutes, is in nine movements and is scored for the following forces: three flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, two trombones, tympani, bass drum, handbells, SATB chorus, and strings.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cantatas, Secular.
Degree Name:
A.Mus.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Muczynski, Robert

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAnd am I Born to Die. [Original composition].en_US
dc.creatorLesniaski, David Allen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLesniaski, David Allen.en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work, a requiem cantata for chorus and orchestra, is based in part on the shape-note hymn "Idumea". The first verse of "Idumea" ("And am I born to die...") is sung by the chorus at the conclusion of the first movement, which is a chorale prelude based on that hymn tune. The "Idumea" tune also appears in orchestral interludes in the middle and at the end of the composition. Although this composition is not based on one continuous narrative as are many cantatas, the opening chorale prelude and subsequent use of that initial material suggest a musical continuity reminiscent of the cantata. This composition was written as a memorial; the use of the "In Paradisum" chant from the Requiem Mass coupled with the elegiac setting of certain of the texts suggest both a literal and spiritual connection with the requiem. Excepting the opening movement, the texts and orchestral interludes are arranged in a progression leading from statements of youth to old age to death. This work, with a total duration of approximately thirty minutes, is in nine movements and is scored for the following forces: three flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, two trombones, tympani, bass drum, handbells, SATB chorus, and strings.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCantatas, Secular.en_US
thesis.degree.nameA.Mus.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMuczynski, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHanlon, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMurphy, Edward W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8814255en_US
dc.identifier.oclc701104780en_US
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