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THESIS DETAILS
Thesis Title: Janes Wilson's opera 'Grinning at the Devil' and other dramatic works
Degree Type: MA
Degree Specialism: Musicology
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 1997
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: Waterford Institute of Technology
No. of Volumes (no. of pages): 2 (162pp. plus music scores)
Thesis Location / Link: WIT Library
THESIS CONTENT
Persons / Composers: Wilson, James
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to provide an insight into James Wilson's opera 'Grinning at the Devil' and to examine briefly his other dramatic works. After a biographical instroduction to the composer, the influeces which contributed to Wilson's musical style are outlined. The important influence of Benjamin Britten is discussed in a comparison of Britten's 'The Little Sweep' and Wilson's first successful work the 'Hunting of the Snark'. A brief synopsis of Wilson's operas and other dramatic works is followed by a detailed analysis of 'Grinning at the Devil'.

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