Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHerbert, Christopher D.-
dc.descriptionSubmitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Juilliard School.en_US
dc.description.abstractFounded in 1732 by Conrad Beissel, the Ephrata Cloister was a celibate, ascetic, German-speaking, Sabbatarian commune in the wilderness of Pennsylvania. Its residents produced a large corpus of hymns and motets, and also published the third music treatise written in what is today the United States of America. Because Ephrata produced no heirs, its documents were scattered and its traditions were forgotten over the course of the nineteenth century. Although significant strides have been made in recent years to understand Ephrata’s theology, substantial lacunae remain in the study of its music. This dissertation accomplishes four research tasks associated with Ephrata music. First, it provides a thorough descriptive catalog of all extant available Ephrata music manuscripts. This catalog is the first of its kind in this field, organizing music manuscripts according to their content. Next, the dissertation translates and analyzes the Ephrata music treatise, situating it within the history of music theory. It also examines Ephrata’s unorthodox use of a pedagogical tool for composition known as the règle de l’octave. Third, the study focuses on Ephrata music, discussing its content, style, and practice, proposing that hymns and motets were written in a workshop format, based on a set procedure of group composition. Finally, the dissertation explores the topic of authorship, and demonstrates that Ephrata music manuscripts provide evidence of America’s first female composers.en_US
dc.format.extent541 pagesen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Christopher Dylan Herberten_US
dc.subject.lcshEphrata Cloisteren_US
dc.subject.lcshChurch music--Pennsylvaniaen_US
dc.subject.lcshHymns, Pennsylvania Germanen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen composersen_US
dc.titleVoices in the Pennsylvania Wilderness: An Examination of the Music Manuscripts, Music Theory, Compositions, and (Female) Composers of the Eighteenth-Century Ephrata Cloisteren_US
dc.typedoctoral thesisen_US
Appears in Collections:Music

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
HERBERT Dissertation FINAL DRAFT 4.7.18.pdfDissertation140.27 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
HERBERT Dissertation FINAL DRAFT 4.7.18_reduced.pdfDissertation (Reduced Size File)20.58 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.