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Emily Dickinson's "There Came a Wind like a Bugle--": A Singer's Analysis of Song Settings by Ernst Bacon, Lee Hoiby, and Gordon Getty


Abstract Emily Dickinson is a well-known American poet of the nineteenth century, and her oeuvre consists of nearly 2,000 posthumously published poems. Written largely in hymn form with unique ideas of punctuation and grammar, her poetry attracts composers with its inherent musicality. The twentieth-century American composers Aaron Copland, Ernst Bacon, Lee Hoiby, and Gordon Getty have created song settings of Dickinson's poetry. Copland's song cycle Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson (1949-50) is admired by many as an illustration of poetry; however, the Dickinson cycles by Bacon, Hoiby, and Getty are also valuable, lesser-known representations of her writing. Settings of one poem, "There came a Wind like a Bugle--", are common among... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Castellone, Amanda Beth (Author) / Doan, Jerry (Advisor) / Kopta, Anne E (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Mills, Robert (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Bacon / Dickinson / Getty / Hoiby
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 92 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note D.M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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