The choral compositions of Robert Kreutz: An investigation into the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and textual elements of this American composer's style.
AuthorTesta, Joseph Edward.
Committee ChairKnott, Josef
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe Colorado composer, Robert Kreutz, was born in 1922. Since the early 1950's, he has composed music for all genres. This study, concerned with his choral output, examines a body of literature that spans about forty-five years, highlighting compositional elements that are found within the concert repertoire, particularly those works geared to the collegiate or professional choir. While Kreutz's repertoire certainly is a reflection of many twentieth-century practices, a discussion of a separate body of pre-Vatican II Mass settings shows his deep interest in a Neo-Renaissance manner of composition.