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Everyday Arias for Soprano and Orchestra

Abstract Everyday Arias for soprano and orchestra was composed largely in Arizona and completed in February 2011. The text was taken from a small collection of the composer's own poetry referencing her memories of life in rural Mississippi. Everyday Arias endeavors to elevate these prosaic experiences and settings to art, expressing the everyday as beautiful and worthy of artistic treatment. The primary compositional model for this work was Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, but other influences included Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten, and Dominick Argento. Barber's and Argento's musical treatment of prose style seemed particularly appropriate to the goals of Everyday Arias. Ives and Copland used hymn tunes bot... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Page, Carrie Leigh (Author) / Rogers, Rodney (Advisor) / Demars, James (Committee member) / Levy, Benjamin (Committee member) / Oldani, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing Arts / hymn / orchestra / populist / song cycle / soprano / Toplady
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Dissertation/Thesis