Text and scansion in Schoenberg’s a survivor from Warsaw, Barber’s Knoxville
Stampe, Tyler James
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The first part of this document presents a new composition, The Tell-Tale Heart for baritone voice and wind ensemble, using prose from the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. This composition, along with Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, is then analyzed with a scansion model derived from the research of Peter Groves that shows word and syllable stress. This research also compares these scansion models to the musical adaptation of the text settings. This allows for discussions about occurrences of mobile accents or other effects that arise when the musical adaptation and the scansion differ, which can contribute to considerations of musical interpretation.