Date of Award

5-16-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.M.

Degree Program

Music

Department

Music

Major Professor

Sieg, Jerry

Second Advisor

Williams, Robin

Third Advisor

Hammann,James

Abstract

"Two Songs from ‘War is Kind' for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra" were composed to text by poet and author Stephen Crane from his set of poems entitled "War is Kind". Full instrumentation includes flute 1 and 2; oboe 1 and 2; B-flat clarinet 1 and 2; bassoon; horn in F 1, 2, 3, and 4' mezzo-soprano; violin 1 and 2; viola; cello; and double bass. The first song, "To the Maiden", is in form A-B in keeping with the poem. The second song, "The Chatter of a Death Demon", is in form A-B-A, also in keeping with the poem. Both poems deal with individual horrors of war and are set for mezzo-soprano and orchestra in such a way as to enliven the text.

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