Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
The purpose of this monograph is to establish that Ariel Ramírez Misa Por La Paz y La Justicia is a significant choral work of the twentieth century that expresses the idea of peace during a time of disorder. My study will focus mostly on an analysis of the work, but will also provide additional information on the life of the composer. This will afford future conductors a resource on the Mass. My hope is that with this in-depth study of the work, conductors and/or ensembles will be more willing to perform this Mass. The parallels between the historical period in which Ramírez wrote and our contemporary time are many, including prolific shootings at public places, bombings at local businesses, and widespread political uncertainty. Music, and this Mass in particular, is a dynamic way to encourage peace and harmony, a salve for our communities, and healing to the audiences.
Alegria, Andrew David, "A Conductor's Guide to Ariel Ramirez's Misa Por La Paz y La Justicia" (2018). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 4549.