Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)



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This document serves as a guide to the song cycle A Woman’s Life composed by Richard Danielpour in 2007. The document presents relevant biographical information on the composer and a discussion on his influences and style. Each movement of the cycle has been selected by Dr. Maya Angelou from her poetry collections and collectively forms the narrative of A Woman’s Life. A brief discussion is presented on the life and some of the works of Angelou. Readers of this document will gain further insight into the life of soprano Angela Brown, for whom the cycle was composed. A discussion on the performance history of the work will also be presented. This will include suggestions and recommendations for the performance of each song within the cycle.



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Sims, Loraine

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