Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:A survey and critique of Marian antiphons in organ literature
Author(s):Stiehl, Martha H.
Advisor(s):Robinson, Dana
Contributor(s):Moersch, Charlotte Mattax; Robinson, Dana; Alwes, Chester L.; Solya, Andrea
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
organ repertoire
Marian studies
Catholic liturgy
Abstract:Four Marian Antiphons - Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina Caelorum, Regina Caéli, and Salve Regina - are plainchants written approximately during the twelfth century for use at the close of Compline in the Roman Catholic liturgy of the Divine Office. These plainchants were assigned to specific times in the liturgical year: Alma Redemptoris Mater, first Sunday in Advent until the Feast of Purification, February 2; Ave Regina Caelorum, following the close of the Feast of Purification until the Holy Thursday of Lent; Regina Caéli, following Compline of Holy Saturday until the Saturday after Pentecost; Salve Regina, Trinity Sunday to the evening before Advent Sunday. This paper is a survey of organ compositions based on one of the Marian Antiphons, and includes a critique of each piece as to their compositional style and technical difficulty. The works span the years between the fifteenth century and 2019. Over two hundred-five works were found.
Issue Date:2019
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Martha H. Stiehl
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-04-12

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