This document is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree, Master of Music, and submitted in support of a choral concert conducted by the author on April 28, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, Mankato, MN. It presents brief biographical information regarding each composer and a conductor's analysis of their compositions performed in the concert. It includes suggestions on performance practice, appropriate rehearsal techniques, and a rehearsal journal of the progress of the chosen recital pieces. The author conducted Henry Purcell's Come, Ye Sons of Art, performed by the University Chorale and Peter Philips' Ascendit Deus, performed by the Chamber Singers. The University Concert Choir performed Johannes Brahms' O Schöne Nacht and Charles Villiers Stanford's The Blue Bird, also conducted by the author in fulfillment of recital requirements.


David C. Dickau

First Committee Member

John Lindberg

Second Committee Member

Kimm Julian

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Music (MM)




Arts and Humanities

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