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Insights into an Original SSAA Choral Work of Donald Patriquin: Songs of Innocence: On Poems of William Blake

Abstract Canadian composer, conductor, pianist, and organist Donald Patriquin (b. 1938) is

best known for his choral folksong arrangements but is also a composer of many original

works. Songs of Innocence, which Patriquin calls “one of my very best choral works,”

exemplifies his approach to setting text to music and provides a rich opportunity for

understanding Patriquin’s method of selecting text, creating a kind of libretto out of the

available text, setting the text to music, and conceiving of and composing instrumental

parts equal in importance to the choral parts. Also evident in this work is his attention to

such elements as precise word painting, varied theoretical approaches, and a general

musical aesthetic that focuses on beauty. Th... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Neish, Julie (Author) / Schildkret, David (Advisor) / Solis, Theodore (Committee member) / DeMaris, Brian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 188 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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