Self parody among the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach
Davis, Richard Carroll
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Many of Bach's greatest masterpieces contain movements based on music from earlier compositions. These parodies of previously composed works seemed to require as much, if not more, ingenuity than that required for the composition of fresh musical material. A thorough study, then, of Bach's technique of parody should provide new insight into his music and his methods of composition. All changes have been listed and classified in an appendix so that references, other than those cited in the text, can easily be made to the published work. References are made, whenever possible, to the edition of the composer's collected works by the Bach Gesellschaft. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.
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