Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Philip Ewell

Second Advisor

Jordan Stokes

Academic Program Adviser

Philip Ewell


This is a study of The Curlew, specifically on birdsong, folklore, and musical narrative. The music analysis involves breaking down themes and showing how their placement and development contribute to the piece's narrative. The factors mentioned will point to a story beyond the poetry's lyrics.



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