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REVEREND STORMFIELD GOES TO HEAVEN: AN OPERETTA FOR SEVEN VOCALISTS AND INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE


Abstract Reverend Stormfield Goes to Heaven is an operetta in six scenes for seven vocalists and

flute, clarinet, horn, percussion, piano, violin, cello, and double bass. The work’s approximate length is 40 minutes. The libretto is written by the composer and based on the short story by Mark Twain titled “Captain Stormfield Goes to Heaven.” The short story features the typical biting sarcasm of Mark Twain. The libretto combines part of the original text with alterations to satirize modern day Christianity and religious values in general. The story follows Reverend Stormfield as she arrives in Heaven and quickly learns that the locations and people she expected to see and meet are shockingly different. The journey takes her through comical scenarios... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Sakamoto, Dale Toshio (Author) / ROGERS, RODNEY (Advisor) / ROCKMAKER, JODY (Committee member) / SUZUKI, KOTOKA (Committee member) / DEMARS, JAMES (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Musical composition / Music / Literature / HEAVEN / MUSIC / OPERETTA / STORMFIELD
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 95 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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  Reverend Stormfield Recording.mp3
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Description Reverend Stormfield Recording: Scenes 1,3,4,6