The Published Solo Songs Of Frederick Delius
Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
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.
Hutchings, Edward Gilmore Iii., "The Published Solo Songs Of Frederick Delius" (1980). Dissertations from ProQuest. 1173.