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University of Houston

1. Linski, Brett D. Politics and Poetry: The English Horn as the Voice of the Irish Bard in Arnold Bax's sextet In Memoriam (1916).

Degree: Music, Moores School of, 2015, University of Houston

The purpose of this analysis of Arnold Bax’s sextet In Memoriam (1916) is to further the understanding of what compositional traits Bax considered Irish while acknowledging the influence of the Irish Literary Revival, often referred to as the “Celtic Twilight.” Through this analysis, I will explain the significance of the bard in Irish history, and the interpretations that can be drawn from its inclusion in the sextet, while highlighting the connection of the sextet to the Easter Rising. This discussion links In Memoriam (1916) to In the Faery Hills, an earlier Irish-influenced work that previously used the English horn as the voice of the Irish bard. The study of the sextet investigates the influence of Irish folk music on the work and argues that Bax attempted to use these elements and the English horn to depict the character of an “Irish bard.” This essay also discusses the relationship between In Memoriam (1916) and “A Dublin Ballad,” both of which were responses to the Easter Rising of 1916. Advisors/Committee Members: Sposato, Jeffrey S. (advisor), Dinitz, Adam (committee member), Durrani, Aaminah (committee member), Wagner, Elise (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Arnold Bax; English Horn; Celtic Twilight; Ireland; In Memoriam (1916)

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Linski, B. D. (2015). Politics and Poetry: The English Horn as the Voice of the Irish Bard in Arnold Bax's sextet In Memoriam (1916). (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1270

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Linski, Brett D. “Politics and Poetry: The English Horn as the Voice of the Irish Bard in Arnold Bax's sextet In Memoriam (1916).” 2015. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed March 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1270.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Linski, Brett D. “Politics and Poetry: The English Horn as the Voice of the Irish Bard in Arnold Bax's sextet In Memoriam (1916).” 2015. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Linski BD. Politics and Poetry: The English Horn as the Voice of the Irish Bard in Arnold Bax's sextet In Memoriam (1916). [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2015. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1270.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Linski BD. Politics and Poetry: The English Horn as the Voice of the Irish Bard in Arnold Bax's sextet In Memoriam (1916). [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1270

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Arizona

2. RIVERS, JOSEPH LAROCHE, JR. FORMAL DETERMINANTS IN THE SYMPHONIES OF ARNOLD BAX.

Degree: 1982, University of Arizona

The seven symphonies of Arnold Bax, written between 1921 and 1939, are the climax of a fruitful career of music composition. This study investigates the determinants of form in these works, considers some of the formal problems, and makes a correlation between form and style. The two primary formal determinants are thematic organization and textural formation. Other factors, such as rhythm, dynamics, timbre, register, and harmony, act on the thematic and textural process in a secondary way. Tonality sometimes plays an important formal role and is discussed in conjunction with thematicism and texture. Harmony, though an important aspect of Bax's style, frequently has an ornamental rather than structural significance. For the sake of generalization and comparison, formal patterns of individual movements are outlined. Formal patterns are described by simple diagrams of how themes appear in a movement as defined by textural formation. In some cases, these bear a resemblance to traditional formal models, though in an individual way. Formal patterns serve to show that Bax has definite formal shapes in mind. Bax, however, does not artificially impose these patterns on the music; instead, they arise from Bax's need for creative expression. A conclusion of this study is that textural-thematic contrast and variation are fundamental to the form and style of Bax's symphonies. Contrast, especially, is vital to Bax's romantic aesthetic, and variation is largely responsible for the variety of textural change and the evolution of thematic ideas. The Second Symphony is analyzed in some detail. In that work, a cyclical use of themes and motives provides an interesting study. Contrast and variation are very pervasive and result in a very individual and satisfying formal design. Advisors/Committee Members: Rogers, Michael (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Bax; Arnold; 1883-1953.

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RIVERS, JOSEPH LAROCHE, J. (1982). FORMAL DETERMINANTS IN THE SYMPHONIES OF ARNOLD BAX. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/187914

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

RIVERS, JOSEPH LAROCHE, JR. “FORMAL DETERMINANTS IN THE SYMPHONIES OF ARNOLD BAX. ” 1982. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed March 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/187914.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

RIVERS, JOSEPH LAROCHE, JR. “FORMAL DETERMINANTS IN THE SYMPHONIES OF ARNOLD BAX. ” 1982. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

RIVERS, JOSEPH LAROCHE J. FORMAL DETERMINANTS IN THE SYMPHONIES OF ARNOLD BAX. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 1982. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/187914.

Council of Science Editors:

RIVERS, JOSEPH LAROCHE J. FORMAL DETERMINANTS IN THE SYMPHONIES OF ARNOLD BAX. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 1982. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/187914


University of Kentucky

3. Little, Christopher. Beyond England's "Green and Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside the Musical Renaissance.

Degree: 2016, University of Kentucky

England experienced a resurgence of musical talent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries known as the "English Musical Renaissance." This rebirth spanned the years 1880 – 1945 and is credited to the work of Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Their break with Continental compositional models and the subsequent rediscovery of Tudor music and English folk song eventually created a "pastoral" musical style, heard as the authentically English musical voice. A strain of English musical Romanticism continued parallel to the Renaissance, however, represented by Granville Bantock, Joseph Holbrooke, Rutland Boughton, Arnold Bax, and Havergal Brian. These composers retained Continental, specifically Wagnerian, Romantic techniques, including chromatic harmony, leitmotifs, virtuosic use of enormous performing forces, and an emphasis on programmatic music. Their inspiration was drawn from exotic sources and Nature's mystical, dangerous, and beguiling qualities instead of any "pastoral" traits. Each wrote emotionally extravagant music at a time when such was considered foreign to the English character. This dissertation demonstrates the Wagnerian character of these “English Romantics” through examination of stylistic features in representative scores. Further, by presenting scores, criticism, and monographs, it affirms their sustained compositional presence through the twentieth century though English cultural tastes had turned from Germany to France, Russia, and the United States after the First World War. Finally, in challenging the standard narrative of British musical history this study broadens the concept of authentically English music to include a great deal more music “made in England.”

Subjects/Keywords: Granville Bantock; Arnold Bax; Rutland Boughton; Havergal Brian; Joseph Holbrooke; English Romantics; European History; Musicology

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Little, C. (2016). Beyond England's "Green and Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside the Musical Renaissance. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Kentucky. Retrieved from http://uknowledge.uky.edu/music_etds/68

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Little, Christopher. “Beyond England's "Green and Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside the Musical Renaissance.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Kentucky. Accessed March 23, 2019. http://uknowledge.uky.edu/music_etds/68.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Little, Christopher. “Beyond England's "Green and Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside the Musical Renaissance.” 2016. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Little C. Beyond England's "Green and Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside the Musical Renaissance. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Kentucky; 2016. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/music_etds/68.

Council of Science Editors:

Little C. Beyond England's "Green and Pleasant Land": English Romantics Outside the Musical Renaissance. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Kentucky; 2016. Available from: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/music_etds/68

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