A Conductor’s Guide and a New Edition of Christoph Graupner's Wo Gehet Jesus Hin?, GWV 1119/39
AuthorSeal, Kevin Michael
AdvisorChamberlain, Bruce B.
Brobeck, John T.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractChristoph Graupner (1683-1760) was Kapellmeister for the court in Darmstadt, Germany for nearly fifty years. In this position he composed over 1400 church cantatas. Original manuscripts exist from which to produce a new performance edition of Graupner's Wo gehet Jesus hin?, GWV 1119/39. This edition incorporates current understanding of historically- appropriate performance practices by consulting the considerable scholarly literature pertaining to late Baroque performance practices in general and, more specifically, performance practices in eighteenth-century Darmstadt. This document provides a guide for conductors to explore this music, focusing on Graupner's life, the development of the German Protestant Church Cantata and Graupner's contributions to the genre, and analysis of the work itself. Special areas of emphasis will be the following practices affecting performance: conditions at the Darmstadt court, issues of tuning and pitch, the size of the ensemble, the difference between modern and historical instruments, the composition of the basso continuo group, and the challenges of realizing a keyboard part.
Degree ProgramGraduate College