The Use of Chorale in the Motets of Johannes Brahms: Plurality of Musical Languages

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Title:
The Use of Chorale in the Motets of Johannes Brahms: Plurality of Musical Languages
Author:
Molina, Marcela
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
This document examines the chorale settings found in the motets of Johannes Brahms in order to illustrate how Brahms draws upon the chorale settings of Bach's motets and cantatas. By incorporating progressive nineteenth-century idioms into the chorales of his motets, Brahms not only referenced Bach's works, but also further developed the motet genre. I will demonstrate, through the approach of plurality of musical languages, that Brahms's use of chorales in his motets, while referencing Bach's motet and cantata models, creates a new motet style that is distinctively Brahms's. The four motets included in this study due to their use of chorale are "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her," op. 29, no. 1; "Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen," op. 74, no. 1; "O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf," op. 74, no. 2; and "Ach, arme Welt," op. 110, no. 2.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Music
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.titleThe Use of Chorale in the Motets of Johannes Brahms: Plurality of Musical Languagesen_US
dc.creatorMolina, Marcelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMolina, Marcelaen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
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 examines the chorale settings found in the motets of Johannes Brahms in order to illustrate how Brahms draws upon the chorale settings of Bach's motets and cantatas. By incorporating progressive nineteenth-century idioms into the chorales of his motets, Brahms not only referenced Bach's works, but also further developed the motet genre. I will demonstrate, through the approach of plurality of musical languages, that Brahms's use of chorales in his motets, while referencing Bach's motet and cantata models, creates a new motet style that is distinctively Brahms's. The four motets included in this study due to their use of chorale are "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her," op. 29, no. 1; "Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen," op. 74, no. 1; "O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf," op. 74, no. 2; and "Ach, arme Welt," op. 110, no. 2.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_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.committeememberHanson, Greggen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChamberlain, Bruceen_US
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