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Student Work


Extract taken from mezzo soprano Helen Aiken singing Habenera, Carmen, 2012

Some recent and notable MA Music dissertations (supervisor in parentheses)

Declan Keenan  
Harty Room, QUB | 2011

Nollaig Casey-McGlynn, Eibhlín a Rúin: Song and Story and the Impact of Fashion in its Dissemination in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland (2010) (Martin Dowling)

Susan McCormick, The Choralbuch of Johann Christian Kittel: Its Significance in Our Understanding of Bach’s Legacy (2009) (Yo Tomita)

Ciaran Kennedy, The Lieder of Richard Strauss: An Investigation into the effect this output had on his development as an Opera composer (2009) (Aidan Thomson)

Conor Caldwell, Style and Form in the Music of John Doherty (2009) (Martin Dowling)

Declan Plummer, Hamilton Harty: A Catalogue of His Manuscripts Held by the Library of Queen’s University of Belfast (2008) (Jan Smaczny)

Carolyn Mitchell, The Ancient Melodies of Ireland: Heritage and History in the Collections of Edward Bunting and Thomas Moore (2008) (Martin Dowling/Sarah McCleave)

Alison Dunlop, G.F. Handel Suites de Pièces HMV 426-33 (Edition and Commentary, 2007) (Yo Tomita)

Geoff Higgins, Art as criticism of the Ancien Règime: underlying causes of La Querelle des Bouffons (2007) (Sarah McCleave)

Megan Boyd, The St Matthew Passion: A discussion of the textual structure of the work in 1727, Bach's 1736 revision and its 1829 and 1841 revivals by Mendelssohn (2007) (Yo Tomita)

Ian Mills, A Scholar and a Gentleman. Identifying and Assessing Walter Emery's Key Contributions to Twentieth-Century Bach Scholarship (2006) (Yo Tomita)

Carol Waugh, Sir Arnold Bax: The Celtic Influences (2006) (Aidan Thomson)

Elise Crean, The Canonic Compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach: An Examination of Their Personal and Historical Context (2005) (Yo Tomita)

John Blakeman, Arvo Pärt: The Genesis of His Compositional Style (2001) (Piers Hellawell)

Elaine Kelly, The Development of Alberto Ginastera’s Musical Language (1997) (Jan Smaczny)