Stylistic Influences and Application of Gebrauchsmusik in the Late Choral Cantatas of Daniel Pinkham

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Title:
Stylistic Influences and Application of Gebrauchsmusik in the Late Choral Cantatas of Daniel Pinkham
Author:
Brown, Trent R.
Issue Date:
2009
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:
Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006) composed numerous works for chorus, orchestra, organ, and combinations of these forces. This body of repertoire comprises a broad and eclectic collection of styles and levels of complexity. Pinkham’s compositional career was driven by the commissions he received, and the diversity of his oeuvre is a reflection of the varying size, make-up, and ability of the commissioning ensembles. Pinkham’s compositions show influences of his mentors, and are colored by his tastes and philosophy. The stylistic contrast in Pinkham’s choral cantatas as a whole makes it difficult to place the works into categories or style periods. In his late cantatas, however, an amalgamation of styles is found. Multiple elements from his past can be found in his late works. Additionally, the application of Gebrauchsmusik as understood by Pinkham is evident in these late compositions. This potpourri of Pinkham’s musical interests melds to create a unique sound - distinctly contemporary by twentieth-century standards - that maintains accessibility for a broad range of performers and listeners. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that in Pinkham’s late choral cantatas - specifically Advent Cantata (1991) and The Creation of the World (1994) - his compositional style is defined by serial writing, economy of means, and classic formal structures, and these devices are utilized in a fashion consistent with the composer’s understanding of Gebrauchsmusik.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Cantatas; Choral; Gebrauchsmusik; Pinkham
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chamberlain, Bruce B.
Committee Chair:
Chamberlain, Bruce B.

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dc.titleStylistic Influences and Application of Gebrauchsmusik in the Late Choral Cantatas of Daniel Pinkhamen_US
dc.creatorBrown, Trent R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Trent R.en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_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.abstractDaniel Pinkham (1923-2006) composed numerous works for chorus, orchestra, organ, and combinations of these forces. This body of repertoire comprises a broad and eclectic collection of styles and levels of complexity. Pinkham’s compositional career was driven by the commissions he received, and the diversity of his oeuvre is a reflection of the varying size, make-up, and ability of the commissioning ensembles. Pinkham’s compositions show influences of his mentors, and are colored by his tastes and philosophy. The stylistic contrast in Pinkham’s choral cantatas as a whole makes it difficult to place the works into categories or style periods. In his late cantatas, however, an amalgamation of styles is found. Multiple elements from his past can be found in his late works. Additionally, the application of Gebrauchsmusik as understood by Pinkham is evident in these late compositions. This potpourri of Pinkham’s musical interests melds to create a unique sound - distinctly contemporary by twentieth-century standards - that maintains accessibility for a broad range of performers and listeners. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that in Pinkham’s late choral cantatas - specifically Advent Cantata (1991) and The Creation of the World (1994) - his compositional style is defined by serial writing, economy of means, and classic formal structures, and these devices are utilized in a fashion consistent with the composer’s understanding of Gebrauchsmusik.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectCantatasen_US
dc.subjectChoralen_US
dc.subjectGebrauchsmusiken_US
dc.subjectPinkhamen_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.advisorChamberlain, Bruce B.en_US
dc.contributor.chairChamberlain, Bruce B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchauer, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBayless, Roberten_US
dc.identifier.proquest10711en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659753499en_US
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