Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Kathleen Wilson

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

John Augenblick

Third Advisor's Name

Robert Dundas

Fourth Advisor's Name

Joel Galand


Tenor, Recital, Bach, Ich armer Mensch, Tonadilla, Rosales, Bustos, Corigliano, Three Irish Folksong Settings, Poulenc, Tel jour, telle nuit, Heggie, Friendly Persuasions, Donizetti, La dernière nuit d'un novice

Date of Defense



This thesis presents extended program notes for a seventy-minute vocal graduate recital consisting of the following repertoire for tenor: Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Ich armer Mensch ich Sündenknecht; two songs from the eighteenth-century Spanish collection Tonadillas Escénicas; Gaetano Donizetti's song La derniére nuit d'un novice; Francis Poulenc's song cycle Tel jour telle nuit; Jake Heggie's song cycle Friendly Persuasions; and John Corigliano's Three Irish Folk Songs for Flute and Tenor. Spanning four centuries of music and representing four different language traditions, these works are sufficiently representative of the tenor repertoire. The content of this thesis features detailed information on these works through historical study, and musical analysis.



01 Cantata No. 55.wma (13299 kB)
Chapter I

02 Tonadillas.wma (4633 kB)
Chapter II

03 La dernière nuit d'un novice.wma (10638 kB)
Chapter III

04 Tel Jour Telle Nuit.wma (13801 kB)
Chapter IV

05 Friendly Persuasions.wma (10014 kB)
Chapter V

06 Three Irish Folksong Settings.wma (7586 kB)
Chapter VI


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