Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Chair

Joseph S. Haruda

Second Committee Member

Wayne S. Hertz

Third Committee Member

John DeMerchant


Brahms' Romanzen aus Magelone serves as an excellent model for the German lied. Although other musical elements are important, Brahms never sacrifices his melodic lines, which progress diatonically in a wide range. Complex rhythms, with such devices as hemiola and holding over the measure line, are frequent. Although some songs are ternary or strophic, a free-sectional form is generally employed. The textures vary; one song may be both homophonic and polyphonic. A complex piano accompaniment always enhances the text and requires an accomplished pianist.


A reel to reel tape of the author's graduate recital is available to view at CWU's Brooks Library Archives and Special Collections.