Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Dillard, David A.


This document presents information pertaining to the repertoire being performed on Brent Gravois’ graduate recital. It contains some biographical information for composers and poets, but its main purpose it to describe each song’s form, style and context in order to enhance the audience’s experience. The recital is titled All About Women. The songs chosen are presented and to be sung in chronological order according to musical era, except for the Catalogue Aria by Mozart. All of the songs are connected to women in some way and presents the male in a variety of roles: as a tyrant, young lover, spokesman for the male lover, old lover, etc. The recital includes Handel’s “Tu sei il cor di questo core” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto; Schubert's: “An Sylvia,” “Das Fischermädchen,” “Mein,” and “Der Tod und das Mädchen”; Mozart’s “Madamina! Il catalogo è questo” from Don Giovanni; Bellini’s “Vi ravviso” from La Sonnambula; Fauré’s: “Lydia,” “Chanson d’amour,” and “Clair de Lune”; Britten’s: “Lord! I Married Me a Wife,” “There’s None to Soothe,” and “The Deaf Woman’s Courtship”; Gene de Paul musical pieces: “Bless Yore Beautiful Hide” and “Sobbin’ Women”; finally closing with “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot by Frederick Loewe.