Lost days: modern American song cycles for baritone and piano

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dc.contributor Williams, Susan
dc.contributor Buhr, Anthony
dc.contributor Robinson, Thomas
dc.contributor Boyd Schultz, Diane
dc.contributor Fader, Donald
dc.contributor.advisor Houghtaling, Paul
dc.contributor.author Withrow, Christopher James
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-12T18:06:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-12T18:06:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003495
dc.identifier.other Withrow_alatus_0004D_14049
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6637
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This project consists of two parts. The first part of this project is a professional-level recording of three song cycles, each by American composers, performed by pianist Scott Santoro and me. The song cycles selected for this project are by composers Richard Burke (1947-2014), Libby Larsen (b. 1951), and Debra Kaye (b. 1956). The second part of this project describes each work, presents biographical information about each composer and poet, and discusses each work’s historical context and compositional inspirations. Two of the song cycles are written by composers whose works have not been widely recorded. The third is by a well-known composer with an established discography. The Lost Hours by Richard Burke and Slants of Light by Debra Kaye are both written for baritone and piano, and neither has been commercially recorded. Libby Larsen, on the other hand, is one of America’s most performed living composers and is widely celebrated in vocal music for her contributions to American art song and operatic literature. The Peculiar Case of Dr. H. H. Holmes for baritone and prepared piano was commissioned in 2009 by Dickson College for the Florestan Recital Project, and received its premiere on March 5, 2010. Recording this piece presented an invaluable opportunity to learn about and experience the process of preparing and performing with a prepared piano.
dc.format.extent 85 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.haspart Supplementary materials include a seperate PDF file and 18 mp3 audio files.
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Music
dc.title Lost days: modern American song cycles for baritone and piano
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. School of Music
etdms.degree.discipline Music
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name D.M.A.


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