Dr. James Mobberley is an award-winning composer known primarily for his work involving instruments and electronic tape, but his few choral works are admirable as well. The purpose of this study is to help conductors prepare for successful performances of Poem to Ease Birth, Lullaby and Spring: O Sparrow.
Poem to Ease Birth, an a cappella work for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Lullaby, with limited piano accompaniment, is for soprano divisi, alto divisi, tenor, and bass. It was derived from Mobberley's Songs of Native North America . Spring: O Sparrow, an a cappella work for divisi soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, was originally part of Mobberley's Haiku of Haiku.
Facets examined include text history, form and harmonic language, text setting, and rehearsal and performance challenges. Knowledge was obtained through research, score study, an oral interview and email correspondence, and experience teaching and performing two of the works.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Canadian history, Music|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be