Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Text painting in significant verses of selected settings of Psalm 116 taken from “Angst der Hellen und Friede der Seelen”, a collection of sixteen motets on Psalm 116 compiled by Burckhard Grossmann (Jena, 1623)
by Stegall, Chris Eugene, D.M.A., University of South Carolina, 2011, 88; 3469181
Abstract (Summary)

In 1618, a German tax collector, Burckhard Grossmann, commissioned sixteen of Germany's most well-known Lutheran musicians to compose settings of the Psalm 116 text from Luther's translation of the Bible. Angst der Hellen und Friede der Seelen became a unique collection without precedent at this juncture of music history. It served as a personal expression of Grossmann's faith and displayed the conservative motet style of the Renaissance alongside the progressive compositional practices of the early Baroque. This document examines stylistic influences and instances of text painting of significant verses in five of the Psalm 116 settings – those by Johann Hermann Schein, Melchoir Franck, Rogier Michael, Michael Praetorius, and Heinrich Schütz.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wyatt, Larry
Commitee: Gowan, Andrew, Hoyt, Peter, Mosseau, Tim, Portnoy, Donald
School: University of South Carolina
Department: Conducting
School Location: United States -- South Carolina
Source: DAI-A 72/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Biblical studies, Music
Keywords: 1623, Angst der Hellen und Friede der Seelen, Friede der Seelen, Germany, Grossmann, Burckhard, Motet, Psalm 116, Psalms, Text painting
Publication Number: 3469181
ISBN: 978-1-124-84788-7
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