Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Music Honours


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

First Advisor

Associate Professor Stewart Smith


This dissertation aims to bring to light the music of Johann Melchior Gletle (1626-1683); a Swiss-German composer who lived the majority of his life working as the organist and Kapellmeister of Augsburg Cathedral. The primary focus of this dissertation is a single volume of music composed by Gletle in 1668: the Expeditionis Musicae Classis II, Op. 2. Consisting of thirty-six vesper psalms, it is conjectured that this publication was a form of ‘functional music’ intended for liturgical performance at Augsburg Cathedral. The first part of the dissertation (Chapters 1 to 3), is devoted to contextualising and analysing this volume of music, while the second part (Chapter 4) offers a practical means to perform this music in the form of an edition and accompanying critical commentary. It is hoped that this study will not only demonstrate the artistic merit of Gletle and his music, but also inspire further scholarship in this area.

Access Note

"The Edition" (pages 31- 92) are not included in this version of the thesis.