Type of Document Major Paper Author Ruggiero, Susan Elizabeth Author's Email Address email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-04222010-105224 Title Draganski and Schafer: A Perspective on Works for Voice and Woodwind Quintet Degree Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) Department Music Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Grayson, Robert Committee Chair Jesse, Dennis Committee Member O'Neill, Patricia Committee Member Sims, Loraine Committee Member Shaw, Andy Dean's Representative Keywords
- wind quintet
- woodwind quintet
- Six Songs on Mother Goose Rhymes
- mezzo soprano
Date of Defense 2010-04-20 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe purpose of this document is to explore the relationship between voice and woodwind quintet by examining two prominent multi-movement works in the repertoire, Minnelieder: Love Songs from the Medieval German for mezzo soprano and wind quintet by R. Murray Schafer and Six Songs on Mother Goose Rhymes for soprano and woodwind by Donald Draganski. A secondary aim is to impart greater awareness and understanding of works for voice and woodwind quintet.
Music for this combination is largely unknown and neglected, yet this subgenre of vocal chamber music has several works by twentieth and twenty-first century composers worthy of attention. Schafersís Minnelieder and Draganskiís Six Songs on Mother Goose Rhymes are two works that successfully and beautifully demonstrate the unique possibilities of this ensemble.
This document provides a brief history of the wind quintet and biographical information for composers, R. Murray Schafer and Donald Draganski. The primary focus of the document explores Schaferís and Draganskiís compositional approach to the medium of voice and woodwind quintet and the unique textures and timbres that result from this combination.
The document includes appendices with program notes, translations, and transcripts from interviews with the composers.
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