A study of selected choral music by Paul Fetler
Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
First Committee Member
Lee Kjelson, Committee Chair
Paul Fetler (b. 1920) spent much of his youth in Europe and received his formal education in the United States. His compositional style reflects varied musical influences and an eclectic approach to creating music. He has composed over one hundred and fifty works in various genres; more than fifty of these compositions are choral works dating from 1953 to 1981. They represent both sacred and secular text settings written for a cappella performance as well as for chamber or full orchestral accompaniment. Fetler's works are frequently commissioned, receive numerous awards, are performed throughout the country, and are widely published. Examination of selected choral works by the composer and a compilation of his total choral output reveals literature that encompasses a variety of compositional styles and performing media, often characterized by free-flowing lyricism, or highly-developed rhythmic motives and unexpected harmonic progressions.
Russell, Teresa Pamela, "A study of selected choral music by Paul Fetler" (1988). Dissertations from ProQuest. 2665.