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dc.contributor.advisorChamberlain, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.authorZosel, Heather*
dc.creatorZosel, Heatheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-10T23:02:19Z
dc.date.available2012-09-10T23:02:19Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/242453
dc.description.abstractHerbert Howells (1892-1983), an English composer, was an influential teacher and composer. He wrote in many genres including orchestral works, string quartets, and sacred and secular choral works. As Howells matured into his final compositional period (1945-1983) his style coalesced. Modal inflections were more prevalent, dissonance was harsher with fewer releases of tension, and rhythmic language was increasingly more complex. The four part-songs, Walking in the Snow (1950), The Scribe (1952), Inheritance (1953), and The Summer is Coming (1964), represent Howells' compositional approach in his secular output from this time period, and, through study of the sacred motet Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing (1964), it is evident that the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic complexities found in his sacred works pervade the secular works as well. This document provides in-depth analysis of the four part-songs mentioned above, while paying special attention to specific melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic characteristics found in his sacred music from the same time period.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectPartsongsen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectChoralen_US
dc.subjectHerbert Howellsen_US
dc.titleFour Part-Songs by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchauer, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrobeck, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChamberlain, Bruceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T19:32:55Z
html.description.abstractHerbert Howells (1892-1983), an English composer, was an influential teacher and composer. He wrote in many genres including orchestral works, string quartets, and sacred and secular choral works. As Howells matured into his final compositional period (1945-1983) his style coalesced. Modal inflections were more prevalent, dissonance was harsher with fewer releases of tension, and rhythmic language was increasingly more complex. The four part-songs, Walking in the Snow (1950), The Scribe (1952), Inheritance (1953), and The Summer is Coming (1964), represent Howells' compositional approach in his secular output from this time period, and, through study of the sacred motet Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing (1964), it is evident that the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic complexities found in his sacred works pervade the secular works as well. This document provides in-depth analysis of the four part-songs mentioned above, while paying special attention to specific melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic characteristics found in his sacred music from the same time period.


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