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Title:A study and critical edition of Melchior Franck's "Rosetulum Musicum" (1628)
Author(s):Hurty, Jon Richard
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Ward, Thomas R.
Department / Program:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:Melchior Franck (c. 1579-1639) was Hofkapellmeister in Coburg, Germany for the majority of his life. His collection, Rosetulum Musicum (1628), consists of thirty-two vocal pieces with basso continuo. This project consists of an edition of twenty-eight of the pieces and an examination of various aspects of the collection.
Chapter 1 includes a historical background and overview of Franck's life and works. Chapter 2 discusses the function and textual contents of the collection. Text-types include: biblical prose, nonbiblical sacred German poetry, two Latin Magnificat antiphons, and one work combining Latin and German poetry. Chapter 3 includes discussion of the contents and order of the collection, which is organized by seasons in the church year. Musical styles include simple cantio settings, single-choir motets, double-choir motets, and vocal concertos. The works are scored from four to eight voices and the concertos include solo groups of from one to four voices in addition to tutti choral sections. Chapter 4 includes analysis of modality and harmony in the collection. Franck's harmonic usage was relatively conservative and typical for the early seventeenth century. Chapter 5 consists of a discussion of the melodic content of the collection and chapter 6 covers mensuration, proportion, and rhythm. Chapter 7 includes detailed analyses of a limited number of pieces from the collection to provide a representative sample of the contents.
The second part of the project consists of an edition of twenty-eight of the works in the collection. The four pieces not transcribed are already available in modern transcription. The transcriptions include the original German text, figured bass, and critical commentary.
Issue Date:1994
Rights Information:Copyright 1994 Hurty, Jon Richard
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9416376
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9416376

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