Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Music

First Advisor

Jack Sheinbaum

Abstract

Author: Marilyn L. Brock

Title: Interrogating Music-Historical Narratives through Ralph Vaughan Williams's Five Mystical Songs

Date: June 2014

Advisor: Dr. Jack Sheinbaum

Although Ralph Vaughan Williams has remained an influential and well-liked composer throughout most decades since his death, the amount and specificity of scholarly writing about his work has been meager, and only during recent decades has it increased. One reason that Vaughan Williams has consistently been ignored is his use of "Romantic" harmonies during the twentieth century. This style complicates periodization of his work. By exploring other facets of his work and using alternative methods -- such as studies of the music's relationship to sociocultural movements, English music history, and history of genre -- for understanding his music, a greater comprehension of Vaughan Williams's work can be created. Such methods are applied to Five Mystical Songs (1911).

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Marilyn Brock

File size

78 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Music

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