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Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Vocal Performance (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Jo-Michael Scheibe - Committee Co-Chair
Second Committee Member
Donald Oglesby - Committee Co-Chair
Third Committee Member
Robert Gower - Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Alan Johnson - Committee Member
The manuscripts and published editions of the sacred choral works by Belgian composer Joseph Jongen sacred choral music were collected and listed, detailing the discernable pertinent characteristics of each work. Jongen is predominantly known for his organ works, but his choral works constituent a worthy contribution to the vocal music repertoire, especially his Mass, Op. 130. Jongen's music reflects the Impressionistic style while stemming from the school of César Franck. Choral directors and other musicians interested in Jongen's sacred choral works can use this work when exploring new repertoire. A short overview of Jongen's life is included based upon the information given in John Scott Whiteley's comprehensive book, Joseph Jongen and His Organ Music. The conductor's analysis provides a complete description of the Mass, Op. 130 with rehearsal and performance considerations. Phrase analysis graphs enhance the written analysis, and a discography of Jongen's sacred choral music completes this work.
Impressionism; Cesar Franck; Belgian Composers; Survey; Music; Organ; Joseph Jongen; Choral
Alban, Jeffrey M., "A Survey of the Sacred Choral Works of Joseph Jongen with a Conductor's Analysis of the Mass, Op. 130" (2008). Open Access Dissertations. 150.