Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
This paper reflects my research and synthesis of the songs of Shadow of the Blues and Dove Sta Amore, and my direct work with the composer, John Musto. I find his music to be intriguing, and feel this guide to his music will be of value to singers and educators. My preliminary research revealed that little had been written about Musto. I contacted the composer, interviewed and studied the repertoire with him in New York City, prepared this guide and performed the songs in recital. The quality of John Musto's songs secures for him a place in the top rank of living American song composers.
Molin, Jessica, ""Shadow of the Blues" and "Dove Sta Amore": Selected Songs of John Musto." (2000). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 7287.