Publication Date

2016-04-12

Availability

Embargoed

Embargo Period

2018-04-12

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Vocal Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2016-03-14

First Committee Member

Donald T. Oglesby

Second Committee Member

Karen Kennedy

Third Committee Member

Corin Overland

Fourth Committee Member

Kathryn Reid

Abstract

This document focuses on the early choral compositions of Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), providing a brief biographical overview, a discussion of his compositional process, and an annotated catalogue for his twenty-one choral compositions published between 1991-2004. The purpose of this study is to provide documentation of both a historical and stylistic nature and to serve as a practical resource for information on his early choral compositions. Through in-depth discussions and interviews with the composer, the author provides greater insights into Whitacre’s compositional perspective and process.

Keywords

Eric Whitacre; Whitacre; choral music; biographical overview; annotated catalogue; compositional perspective and process

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