Benjamin Britten's "Canticles" and their literary thematic and musical unity with his operas.

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Title:
Benjamin Britten's "Canticles" and their literary thematic and musical unity with his operas.
Author:
Delmore, John Patrick.
Issue Date:
1991
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 document is an indepth examination of the compositional and intellectual bonds Benjamin Britten applied to the following operas and Canticles; Albert Herring, op.39 & Canticle I, op.40/Billy Budd, op.50 & Canticle II, op.51/The Turn of the Screw, op.54 & Canticle III, op.55/Owen Wingrave, op.85 & Canticle IV, op.86/Death in Venice, op.88 & Canticle V, op.89. The striking musical and literary similarities of these works are compared to especially provide students and teachers of Britten's music with a much needed performance guide to the Canticles. The five Canticles incorporate many of the key stylistic elements found in Britten's larger works yet are often neglected due to their sophistication of texts and music. Although titled "canticles", these chamber pieces for voice(s) and various instruments share only two common features; religious themes, and expansive musical forms. Apart from these unifying traits there is substantial variety in the choice of texts and in the development of the musical elements. Furthermore, the similar thematic nature of these opera/Canticle pairs reflects the life long personal commitment Britten maintained for the moral, social and psychological concepts they espouse.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic; Music in education.
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hirst, Grayson

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleBenjamin Britten's "Canticles" and their literary thematic and musical unity with his operas.en_US
dc.creatorDelmore, John Patrick.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDelmore, John Patrick.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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 document is an indepth examination of the compositional and intellectual bonds Benjamin Britten applied to the following operas and Canticles; Albert Herring, op.39 & Canticle I, op.40/Billy Budd, op.50 & Canticle II, op.51/The Turn of the Screw, op.54 & Canticle III, op.55/Owen Wingrave, op.85 & Canticle IV, op.86/Death in Venice, op.88 & Canticle V, op.89. The striking musical and literary similarities of these works are compared to especially provide students and teachers of Britten's music with a much needed performance guide to the Canticles. The five Canticles incorporate many of the key stylistic elements found in Britten's larger works yet are often neglected due to their sophistication of texts and music. Although titled "canticles", these chamber pieces for voice(s) and various instruments share only two common features; religious themes, and expansive musical forms. Apart from these unifying traits there is substantial variety in the choice of texts and in the development of the musical elements. Furthermore, the similar thematic nature of these opera/Canticle pairs reflects the life long personal commitment Britten maintained for the moral, social and psychological concepts they espouse.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectMusic in education.en_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHirst, Graysonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSkones, Mauriceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMosher, Elizabeth-
dc.contributor.committeememberDay, Larry-
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dc.identifier.oclc710835259en_US
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