Madeline Judge, Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman: A performer's perspective (DMusPerf, Royal Irish Academy of Music), in progress

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 Author:  Judge, Madeline 
 Title:  Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman: A performer's perspective 
 Degree, institution:  DMusPerf, Royal Irish Academy of Music 
 Status, year:  in progress 
 Supervisor(s):  Denise Neary  
 General specialism:  Musicology: Performance Studies  
 Content, timeframe:  1850 
 Content, key terms:  Concepts:
Genres, instruments: 
Performance practice; Implications for performance
Alan Louis Smith; Margaret Ann Alsip Frink
United States of America
American song cycles
 Summary (provisional):  This thesis will focus on Alan Louis Smith’s Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman, for Mezzo-Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano. The work is rich with history and vivid imagery and is set to a text that is based on excerpts from the diary of Margaret Ann Alsip Frink. The text chronicles her journey from Indiana with her husband and two young men across the United States to Sacramento, California in 1850. The thesis will focus on the historical context of the text and piece, along with major implications for performers and collaborators.