Date of Award


Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies


Daniel Crozier

Second Advisor

Steve Phelan


Mary in Three Movements is an imagined account of how Mary might have felt and observed her experiences through the three most important events of both Christian and human existence, the conception, the birth, and finally the death of her son. I have attempted to remain true to the biblical Marian references which primarily speak to Mary as a young woman in a first century patriarchal Roman Jewish society. Therefore, I have taken these three events and put them to verse for mezzo-soprano with piano accompaniment. The accompanying paper outlines both the historical and musical context in which this project was framed as well as a brief analysis of the harmonic and textual structure.