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Conducting; Cantatas, Secular; Stabat Mater dolorosa (Music); Choruses, Sacred (Men's voices) with piano; Choruses, Secular (Men's voices) with piano; Part-songs, English;


Alice Reid Pruisner presented her graduate recital in choral conducting in four parts. The first section, presented on September 20, 2013, was J.S. Bach’s sacred cantata BWV 84, Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, performed by UNI’s Cantorei and members of the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. The featured soprano soloists were Michelle Joy Monroe and Lara Wasserman. The second section, presented on October 24, 2013, included selections from Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, performed by UNI’s Women’s Chorus and members of the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. The Varsity Men’s Glee Club, accompanied by Jessica Schick, also performed a set of three works that evening: Dixit Maria by Hans Leo Hassler, How Can I Keep From Singing? arranged by Gwenyth Walker, and Seeing Nellie Home arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. The final section, presented on November 5, 2013, included a set of three works performed by UNI Singers, accompanied by Michael Gookin: My Spirit Sang All Day by Gerald Finzi, If ye love me by Thomas Tallis, and Dixit Dominus from W.A. Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. The featured soloists in the Mozart were Hope Metts, MaKayla McDonald, Alex Wilkening, and Josh Ostermann. This abstract will address the historical and stylistic features of each selection, particularly those pertaining to performance practice.

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Master of Music


School of Music

First Advisor

John Wiles, Chair


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