Leonard de Paur's arrangements of spirituals, work songs, and African songs as contributions to choral music: A black choral musician in the mid-twentieth century

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Title:
Leonard de Paur's arrangements of spirituals, work songs, and African songs as contributions to choral music: A black choral musician in the mid-twentieth century
Author:
Woods, Timothy Erickson, 1958-
Issue Date:
1998
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 study discusses the artistic career of Leonard de Paur, particularly his work in choral music where he has been an important figure as an arranger, and founder and conductor of the de Paur Infantry Chorus and the de Paur Chorus. His arrangements of African-American and African folk music illustrate de Paur's artistic links and progression from two of the important leaders of the African-American folk tradition, Frederick Work of the Fisk Jubilee tradition, and Hall Johnson. With his musical training from these men and from Columbia University, the Juilliard School of Music, and private study with Pierre Monteux, de Paur and his arrangements exhibit what W. E. B. Du Bois described in The Souls of Black Folk as the duality of the black American. This study analyzes seven of de Paur's spiritual and work songs arrangements, and four African song arrangements, and reveals the duality of Western and African musical elements in de Paur and his arrangements.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Black Studies.; Music.
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music and Dance
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Skones, Maurice

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLeonard de Paur's arrangements of spirituals, work songs, and African songs as contributions to choral music: A black choral musician in the mid-twentieth centuryen_US
dc.creatorWoods, Timothy Erickson, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Timothy Erickson, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_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 study discusses the artistic career of Leonard de Paur, particularly his work in choral music where he has been an important figure as an arranger, and founder and conductor of the de Paur Infantry Chorus and the de Paur Chorus. His arrangements of African-American and African folk music illustrate de Paur's artistic links and progression from two of the important leaders of the African-American folk tradition, Frederick Work of the Fisk Jubilee tradition, and Hall Johnson. With his musical training from these men and from Columbia University, the Juilliard School of Music, and private study with Pierre Monteux, de Paur and his arrangements exhibit what W. E. B. Du Bois described in The Souls of Black Folk as the duality of the black American. This study analyzes seven of de Paur's spiritual and work songs arrangements, and four African song arrangements, and reveals the duality of Western and African musical elements in de Paur and his arrangements.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBlack Studies.en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic and Danceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSkones, Mauriceen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9901707en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b3883036xen_US
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