Mary Pappert School of Music
Voice, Recital, Rorem, Falla, Vivaldi
Jessica Scheer's graduate voice recital demonstrates the versatility of the voice as an instrument. Since the Baroque, when secular vocal music became popular, vocal music has challenged the singer with diverse styles in order to demonstrate expressivity. For instance, in the Baroque the vocalist was expected to provide ornamentation such as trills and appoggiaturas, while in Spanish music organic melismas are used to express the emotions of the piece. To display this adaptability in the recital, selections were chosen from various eras of music which include the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, 20th Century, and jazz. Music for the recital was selected based on specific qualities that distinguished it as a certain genre with an era and unique characteristics that made it stand out from other pieces in the same genre. By presenting the vocal music as it progressed throughout history, the recital takes the audience on a musical ride of enjoyment and fascination.
Scheer, J. (2011). Graduate Recital, Voice (Recital, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1151