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Abstract This treatise presents information about the composer Jean Cras (1879-1932) and the poets whose works he set to music. The primary focus of this document is Cras' published songs for voice and piano:Sept mélodies(Seven Songs),L'offrande lyrique(The Lyric Offering),Fontaines(Fountains),Image(Image),Robaiyat de Omar Khayyam(Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam),La flûte de Pan(The Flute of Pan),Soir sur la mer(Evening on the Sea),Élégies(Elegies),Deux chansons(Two Songs),Trois chansons bretonnes(Three Breton Songs), andTrois Noëls(Three Noëls). This guide will be useful for singers, coaches, and pianists wanting to study or perform his repertoire. Brief biographical information about the composer and poets is included as well as historical information pertaining to Cras'smélodies. Each poem is transliterated using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and will be accompanied by a word-for-word English translation and a poetic translation. Commerical recordings and score availabity are also provided.
A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Music.
Includes bibliographical references.
Wanda Brister Rachwal, Professor Directing Treatise; Matthew Shaftel, University Representative; Larry Gerber, Committee Member; Timothy Hoekman, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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