Degree Name

Master of Music

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Davenport, Susan G.


This research paper contains research, analysis, and rehearsal considerations for selections included in a choral conducting recital occurring on April 11, 2021. The objective for this research and performance is to incorporate variegated works from multiple musical eras, including the Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century, and Modern eras. Focused on a theme of love, the program includes: Béla Bartók’s Four Slovak Folk Songs, BB 77; Johannes Brahms’s 11 Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103, Nos. 1 and 3; Wolfgang A. Mozart’s Luci Care, Luci Belle, K. 346; Thomas Weelkes’s Strike It Up, Tabor and Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel; Patrick Hawes’s Let Us Love; Jake Runestad’s Your Soul is Song; and Dale Trumbore’s Love is a Sickness. Each composer is assigned one chapter and each chapter is divided into four main sections: Biographical and Historical Context, Formal Analysis, Rehearsal Considerations, and Review of Recordings.