Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music was written for conductor Sir Henry Wood's Golden Jubilee. Vaughan Williams scored Serenade to Music for orchestra and sixteen specific soloists, and meticulously suited the vocal parts to each singer's unique voice and style. In light of Vaughan Williams' deliberate accommodations for each singer, a performer today must weigh similar considerations. This report seeks to explore and identify characteristics of the original singers and their respective performances, with the purpose of equipping a conductor and soloists to effect an authoritative interpretation.
Examinations of the score, the original recording from 1938, and written commentaries provide the material for analysis, yielding an understanding of timbre, vocal style, tessitura, and musical syntax. While there is more than one way to interpret Serenade to Music, the goal is to present one expository analysis, while simultaneously providing a flexibility that allows for unique interpretations.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
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