Master of Music
Department or Program
AN ABSTRACT OF THE RESEARCH PAPER OF
MADALYN MENTOR, for the Master of Music degree in VOCAL PERFORMANCE, presented on April 12, 2013, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
TITLE: SCHOLARLY PROGRAM NOTES FOR THE GRADUATE VOCAL RECITAL OF MADALYN MENTOR
MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Jeanine Wagner
This document presents scholarly program notes on the Graduate Vocal Recital of Master of Music in Vocal Performance candidate Madalyn Mentor. The document is organized into six sections or chapters, each presenting biographical information on the composer, history on the pieces, and musical analysis and interpretation of the pieces. The works presented are as follows: four songs by Claude Debussy, namely Mandoline, Clair de Lune, Chevaux de Bois, and Apparition; “Mi chiamano Mimì” from Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème; Franz Schubert’s Auf dem Strom; “Gold is a Fine Thing” from Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe; four spirituals, namely “Come Down Angels” by Undine Smith Moore, “Give Me Jesus” arranged by Moses Hogan, “Walk Together Children” by Byron Motley, “Ain’t a dat Good News” by Charley Lloyd Jr.; and “Amor” from William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs.