Title

The Published Solo Songs Of Frederick Delius

Date of Award

1980

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Abstract

The published solo songs of Frederick Delius are examined from a textual, rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, accompanimental, and formal standpoint. Drawing on six language sources, Delius set each text in a manner indigenous to the culture from which it came. All of his melodies are original, but are intelligible only within their harmonic context, which sometimes approaches atonality. Noted for his improvisations at the piano, Delius' accompaniments appear to be the germinating point of his song ideas. Hints of impressionistic styles are often heard in his songs, but when considered totally, the songs reveal themselves to be the expression of a rather solitary figure in the musical world.

Keywords

Music

Link to Full Text

http://access.library.miami.edu/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqdiss&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:8111671