American Choral Music in Late 19th Century New Haven: The Gounod and New Haven Oratorio Societies

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This study examines two of the smaller American choral societies that together existed for just over 30 years, 1888 to 1919: The Gounod and New Haven Oratorio Societies of New Haven, Connecticut. These societies are important because, especially in the case of the New Haven Society, they were closely related to Yale University and the work of Horatio Parker. One must assume from the onset that the two choral groups examined in the following pages did not have the prominence of the many larger New England choral societies. However a more detailed knowledge about the struggles, successes, influence and leadership of two smaller societies illuminates a field of research in the history of American choral music that has been largely ignored.

Creator(s): Clark, R. Andrew
Creation Date: May 2001
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2001
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Description:

This study examines two of the smaller American choral societies that together existed for just over 30 years, 1888 to 1919: The Gounod and New Haven Oratorio Societies of New Haven, Connecticut. These societies are important because, especially in the case of the New Haven Society, they were closely related to Yale University and the work of Horatio Parker. One must assume from the onset that the two choral groups examined in the following pages did not have the prominence of the many larger New England choral societies. However a more detailed knowledge about the struggles, successes, influence and leadership of two smaller societies illuminates a field of research in the history of American choral music that has been largely ignored.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Music
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): choral music | American choral music | Yale University | New Haven | Horatio Parker
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 48377410 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2813
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Clark, R. Andrew
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