Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/242384
Title:
A New English Libretto for Haydn's "The Creation"
Author:
Moody, Philip
Issue Date:
2012
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 was created to provide a new English translation to Franz Joseph Haydn's (1732-1809) oratorio<italic>The Creation</italic>that both respects Hadyn's original musical content and employs contemporary English language and idioms. In preparing The Creation for performances with English text it became clear that, at this time, no English libretto is available which completely supports the composer's intended relationship between text and music. This document explores the research on Haydn's oratorio The Creation, most notably the research of A. Peter Brown and Nicholas Temperley. English librettos from Nicholas Temperley, Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, and the original English libretto of Baron Gottfried van Swieten (1733-1803) have all been explored through the course of this document. No English-texted editions of Haydn's oratorio The Creation entirely capture what appears to be the composer's intended relationship between text and music while employing contemporary English language and idioms. I demonstrate that it is possible to create a contemporary English libretto for The Creation that both holds true to Haydn's original musical content and employs contemporary English language and idioms. The methodology I have used during the translation process is provided and examples are discussed. Finally, a complete English translation of The Creation has been included in the form of a piano/vocal score for reference purposes.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
H. XXI:2; Libretto; Oratorio; The Creation; Music; Franz Haydn
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chamberlain, Bruce

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA New English Libretto for Haydn's "The Creation"en_US
dc.creatorMoody, Philipen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoody, Philipen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
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 was created to provide a new English translation to Franz Joseph Haydn's (1732-1809) oratorio<italic>The Creation</italic>that both respects Hadyn's original musical content and employs contemporary English language and idioms. In preparing The Creation for performances with English text it became clear that, at this time, no English libretto is available which completely supports the composer's intended relationship between text and music. This document explores the research on Haydn's oratorio The Creation, most notably the research of A. Peter Brown and Nicholas Temperley. English librettos from Nicholas Temperley, Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, and the original English libretto of Baron Gottfried van Swieten (1733-1803) have all been explored through the course of this document. No English-texted editions of Haydn's oratorio The Creation entirely capture what appears to be the composer's intended relationship between text and music while employing contemporary English language and idioms. I demonstrate that it is possible to create a contemporary English libretto for The Creation that both holds true to Haydn's original musical content and employs contemporary English language and idioms. The methodology I have used during the translation process is provided and examples are discussed. Finally, a complete English translation of The Creation has been included in the form of a piano/vocal score for reference purposes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectH. XXI:2en_US
dc.subjectLibrettoen_US
dc.subjectOratorioen_US
dc.subjectThe Creationen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectFranz Haydnen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChamberlain, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchauer, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrobeck, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChamberlain, Bruceen_US
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