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Song Cycles for Baritone and Piano by Jake Heggie

Title: The Song Cycles for Baritone and Piano by Jake Heggie.
Name(s): Neal, Demar Austin, IV, author
Hoekman, Timothy, professor directing treatise
Shaftel, Matthew, university representative
Olsen, Stanford, committee member
Okerlund, David, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Jake Heggie has two published song cycles for baritone and piano: Thoughts Unspoken with texts by John Hall and The Moon Is a Mirror with texts by Vachel Lindsay. The purpose of this treatise is to analyze Thoughts Unspoken and The Moon Is a Mirror in order to assist musicians in achieving a greater understanding of Heggie's musical style, as well as to fill a gap in the existing literature about his songs. The first chapter focuses on Heggie's life and works, with particular attention given to his vocal compositions. The second chapter analyzes his first published song cycle, Thoughts Unspoken, from historical and musical perspectives. The third chapter analyzes his second published song cycle, The Moon Is a Mirror, in similar fashion. Musical analyses focus on compositional elements including, but not limited to, harmony, melody, rhythm, and formal structure. Historical discussions include important facts surrounding the genesis of each song cycle, along with issues most pertinent to performance practice.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2703 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: March 24, 2010.
Keywords: Heggie, American Art-Song, Baritone, Thoughts Unspoken, The Moon Is A Mirror
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Timothy Hoekman, Professor Directing Treatise; Matthew Shaftel, University Representative; Stanford Olsen, Committee Member; David Okerlund, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Neal, D. A. (2010). The Song Cycles for Baritone and Piano by Jake Heggie. Retrieved from