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Annotated Analysis of the Choral Settings of Sara Teasdale's Literary 'Songs'

Title: An Annotated Analysis of the Choral Settings of Sara Teasdale's Literary 'Songs'.
Name(s): Ridgley, Hillary J., author
Thomas, Andre J. (Andre Jerome), professor directing dissertation
Stebleton, Michelle, university representative
Bowers, Judy K. (Judy Kay), 1949-, committee member
Kelly, Steven N., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (282 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study is to provide conductors with a comprehensive annotated rubric of choral works based on the poetry of Sara Teasdale. Each Teasdale poem, printed in its original form, is presented with accompanying historically relevant information and a brief analysis. Choral settings based on the poems are annotated by following a rubric that includes: title, poem, composer/arranger, publisher, voicing, instrumentation, meter, key signature, text, tonal concepts, and rhythmic concepts. The tonal and rhythmic concepts indicate patterns singers should be able to independently read or may need to rehearse in advance of reading. The purpose of the design is to permit conductors to quickly gather information about the poetry and the music in order to expedite literature selection. The in-depth examination also allows conductors to program a broader range of settings of Teasdale poetry.
Identifier: FSU_2017SP_Ridgley_fsu_0071E_13719 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: March 27, 2017.
Keywords: Choral, Poem, Sara Teasdale
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: André J. Thomas, Professor Directing Dissertation; Michelle Stebleton, University Representative; Judy Bowers, Committee Member; Steve Kelly, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
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Ridgley, H. J. (2017). An Annotated Analysis of the Choral Settings of Sara Teasdale's Literary 'Songs'. Retrieved from