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A DOCTORAL DOCUMENT Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, Major: Music, Under the Supervision of Professor Kathleen S. Butler. Lincoln, Nebraska: April, 2012

Copyright (c) 2012 Elizabeth N. Deutmeyer


This document consists mainly of performing editions of the Handel cantatas Alpestre monte (HWV 81), Dietro l’orme fugaci (Armida abbandonata) (HWV 105), and Figlio d’alte speranze (HWV 113). For each of the three cantatas on which the document is focused, provided in this document are a full score with realized continuo and extracted parts; a piano reduction; an overview containing information on key, tempo, range, tessitura, timing, and musical characteristics and vocal skills required; IPA, idiomatic translations, and word-for-word translations for each; options for da capo ornamentation; indications for cadential delays in recitatives and traditionally expected appoggiature and trills. Additionally, the author has provided pertinent biographical information on Handel, background on the cantatas, and notes on performance practice.

Advisor: Kathleen S. Butler