Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Davenport, Susan G.


The following research paper is a commentary on the research and rehearsal process of the works included in a choral conducting recital on 16 February 2019. The recital, organized and presented by the author, programmed the following pieces: Anton Bruckner’s Trösterin Musik, Charles Hubert Parry’s Six Modern Lyrics I, IV, and V, Dan Forrest’s You Are the Music, Pärt Uusberg’s Muusika, and Ron Nelson’s Proclaim This Day for Music. The theme of the recital featured musical compositions with texts celebrating the topic of music. The following focuses will be discussed for each piece: biographical and historical perspective of the composer and piece, formal analysis, conducting considerations and rehearsal process, and review of recordings.