Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1967

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Education

Committee Chair

Wayne S. Hertz

Second Committee Member

John DeMerchant

Third Committee Member

Joseph Haruda

Abstract

It is the purpose of this study (1) to investigate the influential philosophies and musical forms of the Baroque, (2) to survey the shaping factors of Handel's life and career, (3) to determine the major characteristics of the dominating Italian principles, and (4) to cite compositional examples of this Italian influence.

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