Date of Award

5-4-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Music (MMu)

Department

Music

First Advisor

John B. Haberlen - Chair

Second Advisor

N. Lee Orr

Third Advisor

Duncan Couch

Abstract

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Op. 48 was an evolving work, which he continued to revise from its inception in 1887 until the published version of 1900. The focus and intent of this paper is to present a detailed analysis of Requiem, Op. 48 as well as historical background to aid conductors in the preparation and performance of this work. Discussions include the history of the requiem mass as a liturgical form, the evolution of Requiem, Op. 48, the John Rutter edition (1984) and his research, and a conductor’s analysis addressing issues of harmony, form, and style.

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