Morehead State University

Poster Title

Performance, Practice, and Analysis of Selected Caribbean Region Repertoire for the Choral Ensemble

Institution

Morehead State University

Abstract

The research project will investigate the musical language, compositional style, expressive aspects, and cultural/historical context of selected choral works from the Caribbean region for the purpose of performance interpretation. In relation to cultural context, literature will be linked to dances and instruments of the region. Stylistically, the use of the basic elements of music will identified, compared to the style of Northern American choral music, and used to determine stylistic qualities that are unique to the region. The modifications of bright vs. dark vowels will be addressed as well as the essence of inhalation vs. exhalation when singing the text. The text will also be used with its translation to create an image that promotes an understanding of the cultural context as well as a connection to the expressive aspects of the piece.

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Performance, Practice, and Analysis of Selected Caribbean Region Repertoire for the Choral Ensemble

The research project will investigate the musical language, compositional style, expressive aspects, and cultural/historical context of selected choral works from the Caribbean region for the purpose of performance interpretation. In relation to cultural context, literature will be linked to dances and instruments of the region. Stylistically, the use of the basic elements of music will identified, compared to the style of Northern American choral music, and used to determine stylistic qualities that are unique to the region. The modifications of bright vs. dark vowels will be addressed as well as the essence of inhalation vs. exhalation when singing the text. The text will also be used with its translation to create an image that promotes an understanding of the cultural context as well as a connection to the expressive aspects of the piece.