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The full thesis for this degree consists of two public juried performances, a performance edition of Alexis Contant’s Caïn, and a major paper. The first performance took place on June 4, 2016 at Robertson-Wesley United Church, Edmonton, Alberta, and featured works by William Byrd, Orlando di...
Telling Tales: The Israelite Oratorios of George Frideric Handel as a Platform for Social Thought in Early Eighteenth-Century BritainDownload
"Identity is built on the ideologies of a collective nation"; there is no statement that rings clearer in the case of eighteenth-century Britain. This thesis examines the formulation of British identity as evidenced through allegorical narratives in Handel’s Israelite oratorios. As part of this...