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Author Forbay, Bronwen Michelle
Title Afrikaans Art Song: A Stylistic Study and Performance Guide
book jacket
Descript 150 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-12, Section: A, page: 4367
Adviser: Kenneth Shaw
Thesis (D.M.A.)--University of Cincinnati, 2011
The aim of this document is to introduce Afrikaans art song literature to the international Western classical singing community. The introduction situates the topic in its historical context, providing an overview of the Afrikaans language's European and indigenous influences, as well as the measures taken to elevate its socio-linguistic status. Information is included on the Afrikaans literary tradition and its impact on the development of the Afrikaans art song. Part One includes chapters on basic grammar and pronunciation for sung diction. Part Two includes chapters briefly defining the genre by describing the eclectic Western classical influences inherent in the music through a survey of selected songs by the following diverse composers: S. le Roux Marais (1896-1976),1 John K. Pescod (1896-1985),2 Arnold Van Wyk (1916-1983)3
1S. le Roux Marais (full name Stephanus le Roux Marais) autographed his compositions as S. le Roux Marais. 2John K. Pescod (full name John Kilburn Pescod) autographed his compositions as either J. K. Pescod or John K. Pescod. 3Arnold Van Wyk (full name Arnoldus Christiaan Vlock Van Wyk) autographed his compositions as Arnold Van Wyk. In this document, all composers will be referred to as their names appear in published scores
School code: 0045
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-12A
Subject Language, Linguistics
Alt Author University of Cincinnati. Voice
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