Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

583

Date

2012

Date of Award

4-18-2012

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts

Major

Music

Concentration

Performance

Committee Chair

Janet Page

Committee Member

Lawrence Edwards

Committee Member

John Baur

Committee Member

John Peterson

Abstract

This document begins with an Introduction detailing the background of the Magnificat and the history of its incorporation into the liturgy. Chapter two offers historical information on the Council of Trent and the Solesmes reform movement, and discusses the effects of these liturgical reforms on liturgical organ music in France. Chapters three and four offer detailed analyses of Jehan Titelouze's Magnificat quarti toni and Marcel Dupre's Magnificat, Opus 18. Both Titelouze and Dupre followed the ideas of liturgical reform in these works. Titelouze's Magnificat quarti toni, published in 1626, reflects his practical yet sophisticated approach to chant-based liturgical improvisation. Dupre's Magnificat, composed in 1919, is a modern interpretation of the Magnificat text expressed within the traditional alternatim format. The concluding chapter discusses specific effects of liturgical reform on liturgical organ music, as well as the practical implications for modern liturgical organists.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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