DOI

10.17077/etd.mhqle3mu

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Spring 2017

Degree Name

DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts)

Degree In

Music

First Advisor

Puderbaugh, David

First Committee Member

Cook, Robert

Second Committee Member

Getz, Christine

Third Committee Member

Mills, Margaret

Fourth Committee Member

Stalter, Timothy

Public Abstract

Sergei Taneyev (1856–1915) was the most prolific Russian composer of secular choral music in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. He was a teacher of many well-known and influential Russian composers, and he contributed to the expansion of choral music in Russia through his development of large choral-cycle compositions. Despite his importance in Russian music history, he remains relatively unknown outside of Russia.

This document provides a biographical sketch, addresses the history and stylistic features of Taneyev’s choral music, and outlines the current state of Taneyev research, including the locations of manuscripts and editions available in the West. Familiarty with his compositional output and influence in Russia will promote understanding of the development of Russian secular choral music.

Keywords

Counterpoint, Russian Secular Choral Music, Sergei Taneyev

Pages

viii, 141 pages

Bibliography

Includes discography (pages 106-107) and bibliographical references (pages 136-141).

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Shannon Marie Gravelle

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