Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1964

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

Committee Chair

Wayne Hertz

Second Committee Member

J. Haurda

Third Committee Member

M. Pettit

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to study and identify the pertinent factors that established the operatic aria as a vocal solo form, to discover how these factors were applied and developed by the various composers of the Baroque period, and to gain a perspective of its historical value in music.

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