The Orthodox Concert Stage: Performing Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 in a Liturgical Style

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Title:
The Orthodox Concert Stage: Performing Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 in a Liturgical Style
Author:
Generalow, Alice
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, op. 37 can successfully be performed by choral ensembles in a liturgical style by careful selection and grouping of individual movements, along with the interpolation of other chants or musical settings traditionally used in the Russian Orthodox Church that are not part of the composer's original score. This would make the work more accessible to choirs and conductors that may otherwise not be inclined to program an unaccompanied work over seventy minutes in duration. Additionally, such performances would more accurately reflect the Russian liturgical performance practice history of the work as traced in this document. This document explores the history and form of the All-Night Vigil service, Rachmaninoff's exposure to the Orthodox Church, performance decisions made for the viva voce presentation portion of this document, and the performance history of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil before and after the Russian Revolution.
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.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Orthodox Concert Stage: Performing Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 in a Liturgical Styleen_US
dc.creatorGeneralow, Aliceen
dc.contributor.authorGeneralow, Aliceen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to demonstrate that Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, op. 37 can successfully be performed by choral ensembles in a liturgical style by careful selection and grouping of individual movements, along with the interpolation of other chants or musical settings traditionally used in the Russian Orthodox Church that are not part of the composer's original score. This would make the work more accessible to choirs and conductors that may otherwise not be inclined to program an unaccompanied work over seventy minutes in duration. Additionally, such performances would more accurately reflect the Russian liturgical performance practice history of the work as traced in this document. This document explores the history and form of the All-Night Vigil service, Rachmaninoff's exposure to the Orthodox Church, performance decisions made for the viva voce presentation portion of this document, and the performance history of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil before and after the Russian Revolution.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectMusicen
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorChamberlain, Bruceen
dc.contributor.committeememberChamberlain, Bruceen
dc.contributor.committeememberCockrell, Thomasen
dc.contributor.committeememberSchauer, Elizabethen
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