Title

Vita Hildegardis: A chamber opera in IX scenes

Date of Award

2006

Availability

Article

Degree Name

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

Department

Music Theory and Composition

First Committee Member

Dennis Kam, Committee Chair

Abstract

Vita Hildegardis is a chamber opera in nine scenes. Each of the nine scenes captures a moment in the life of Hildegard von Bingen patron saint of Bingen and Eibingen in Germany. Through the use of rhythmic and melodic motivic repetition, stunning visual and dramatic effects, the composer constructs a work that allows the audience to witness scenes of Hildegard's life and works, yet maintains a personal and introspective character. The work is suitable for performance at a church or small concert hall. Vita Hildegardis is scored for chamber ensemble, chamber chorus, and mezzo soprano.

Keywords

Music; Theater

Link to Full Text

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