Degree Name

Master of Creative Arts


School of Creative Arts


"The Form of the Keyboard Prelude" includes a discussion of the form of the prelude, together with specific attention to the treatment of the form by J.S. Bach, F. Chopin, C. Debussy.

The research in the paper has been limited to the works written for the modern piano and its predecessors. In this the repertoire of the organ has not been investigated. A chronological and alphabetical listing of preludes spanning the period from 1448 to 1986 has been included.

A work by Michael Lonsdale was especially commissioned to be performed as part of this degree. This work is discussed and a copy of the score has been included.

A discussion of the development of the recital programme that formed the major presentation for this degree has been included, as well as notes on each of the works performed.



Unless otherwise indicated, the views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wollongong.