Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Stemper, Frank L.


This document, a supplement to a recital; contains biographical, historical, analytical, and performance-related information about the works that are on the program. Chapters are arranged chronologically according to their historical period, and feature the following composers/works: Alonso de Mudarra’s Fantasía que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico from Tres libros de musica en cifras para vihuela; François Couperins La Convalescente from Pièces de clavecin; Johann Sebastian Bach’s Preludio, Fuga, y Allegro BWV 998; Isaac Albéniz’s Granada from Suite Española Op. 47; Manuel de Falla’s Homenaje: Pièce de Guitare Écrite pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy; William Walton’s Bagatelles II and III from 5 Bagatelles for Guitar; and Joseph Breznikar’s Etude 3 Free-Form Fugue, Etude 8 Reflective Repetitions, and Etude 11 Shimmering Streams from Twelve American Etudes for guitar. The works feature a variety of musical elements, and their technical aspects of performance include: tremolo, tambora, right hand arpeggio formula, natural and artificial harmonics, glissando, and upper-register playing.