An Analysis of Selected Choral Works by Kirke Mechem: Music-Textual Relationships in Settings of Poetry of Sara Teasdale Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title An Analysis of Selected Choral Works by Kirke Mechem: Music-Textual Relationships in Settings of Poetry of Sara Teasdale

Creator

  • Author: Bierschenk, Jerome Michael
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Gibbons, Henry
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: McCoy, Jerry
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Snider, Jeffrey
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2003-08
  • Digitized: 2003-08-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Kirke Mechem (b. 1925), American composer, has a musical output which includes a variety of genres, the most prolific being choral music. This document examines selected choral works by Mechem that are set to the poetry of Sara Teasdale (b. 1884, d. 1933). Included are biographical sketches of Mechem and Teasdale. Selected choral works examined include Christmas Carol (1969) SATB and guitar, The Winds of May, five movement choral cycle (1965) SATB, Birds at Dusk, from the choral cycle Winging Wildly (1998) SATB, and Barter (1995) SA, trumpet, piano 4-hands. Analysis of the poetry involved as well as musical attributes and compositional techniques, including meter, form, harmonic structures, wordpainting, rhythmic treatment and melodic characteristics are included in the discussion.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Mechem, Kirke. Choral music.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933 -- Musical settings -- History and criticism.
  • Keyword: Mechem
  • Keyword: choral works
  • Keyword: Teasdale

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Bierschenk, Jerome Michael
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 53893595
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5533

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Performance
  • Academic Department: College of Music
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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