Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Kathleen Wilson

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Robert Dundas

Third Advisor's Name

Joel Galand

Date of Defense



This thesis presents extended program notes for a sixty-minute vocal graduate recital consisting of the following repertoire for soprano: Two arias by Johann Sebastian Bach from his Coffee Cantata, BWV 211; W.A. Mozart’s concert aria Vado, ma dove?, K. 583; three selections from Antonín Dvořák’s Cigánské Melodie, Op. 55; Jules Massenet’s Adieu, notre petite table from Manon; Gustav Holst’s Four Songs, Op. 35; contemporary composer Mark Adamo’s Joy Beyond Measure from Little Women; Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise; and selected English art songs by Madeleine Dring. Extending over four centuries of music, these works encompass five languages and display a variety of musical periods and styles. These extended program notes place these works in historical context, offer analytical overviews, and discuss relevant performance practice traditions.



01 Track 01 2.mp3 (4677 kB)
Vado, ma dove? - Mozart

02 Track 02 2.mp3 (3389 kB)
Joy Beyond Measure Mother - Adamo

03 Track 03 2.mp3 (4497 kB)
Adieu, notre petite table - Massenet

04 Track 04 2.mp3 (7041 kB)
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff

05 Track 05 2.mp3 (3363 kB)
A les je tichy kolem kol - Dvorak

06 Track 06 1.mp3 (2321 kB)
Kdyz mne stara matka - Dvorak

07 Track 07 2.mp3 (1388 kB)
Struna naladena - Dvorak

08 Track 08 2.mp3 (5687 kB)
Ei! Wie schmeckt der Coffee susse - Bach

09 Track 09 2.mp3 (8762 kB)
Heute noch, lieber Vater - Bach

10 Track 10 1.mp3 (2976 kB)
I. Jesu sweet - Holst

11 Track 11 1.mp3 (1107 kB)
II. My soul has nought but fire and ice - Holst

12 Track 12 1.mp3 (1511 kB)
III. I sing of a maiden - Holst

13 Track 13 1.mp3 (2659 kB)
IV. My leman is so true - Holst

14 Track 14 1.mp3 (4693 kB)
A Bay in Anglesey - Dring

15 Track 15 1.mp3 (2413 kB)
Business Girls - Dring

16 Track 16 1.mp3 (1907 kB)
Undenominational - Dring

17 Track 17 1.mp3 (3063 kB)
Upper Lambourne - Dring

18 Track 18 1.mp3 (3633 kB)
Song of a Nightclub Proprietress - Dring



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