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Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts



Committee Chair

Michelle Vigneau

Committee Member

Janet Page

Committee Member

Dan Phillips

Committee Member

Robyn Jones


ABSTRACTNix, Robert Nathan. D.M.A. The University of Memphis. December 2018. An Oboe dAmore Concerto (Graun WV Cv:XIII:108) by Johann Gottlieb Graun: A Scholarly Performance Edition. Major Professor: Dr. Michelle Vigneau. In addition to bringing an early Classical era work for the oboe damore into the repertoire, this document is a modern edition and scholarly guide to performance practices based on the only known physical manuscript of the Concerto in D Major for Oboe damore and Strings by Johann Gottlieb Graun, housed at the National Music and Theater Library of Sweden in Stockholm. (Graun WV Cv:XIII:108, RISM #190010969).The first chapter is introductory in nature, presenting the importance of this document, biographical and geographical information, and J.G. Grauns education and employment history of positions within the Kingdom of Prussia, and the court of Frederick the Great. Succeeding chapters present relevant information regarding manuscript details, performance practice, the Berlin School of the time, a brief visual analysis of score and form, in addition to practical oboe damore details. The appendices offer a critical, Finale edition of the concerto, complete with score and parts. In order to expand the literature, there is an English horn arrangement, transposed to remain in the original concert pitch.


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