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Master of Music (MMUS)


An overview of Baroque Performance Practice is essential when performing Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, BWV 51 by Johann Sebastian Bach. This overview encompasses a historical account of Cantata, Bach, Theory, and BWV51. This paper gives an authentic account to Baroque Performance Practice and the differences between instruments, voice, and harmonies of the Baroque period verses modern day. The reader will become aware of how Bach ornaments are to be executed in this Cantata; as well as ways to incorporate knowledge of Baroque Performance Practice in the eighteenth century with Performance Practice in the twentieth century using modern day instruments and techniques.


A Thesis Equivalent Project Presented to the Department of Fine Arts and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Music (MMUS) University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1995 Elizabeth Hunter O'Neill.