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dc.contributor.advisor Milburn, Ellsworth
dc.creatorRatliff, Phillip Warren
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:22:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:22:17Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation Ratliff, Phillip Warren. "The Howling Infinite. (Original composition);." (1995) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/16905.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/16905
dc.description.abstract The Howling Infinite is an orchestral work inspired by portions of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Musical motives, gestures, and timbres in the work are derived from the text's rich imagery, suggesting such pictorial elements as the vastness of the ocean and the corresponding philosophical idea of the human spirit's search for the eternal. The title of the work was derived from Melville's belief that a life based on the contemplative search for truth and meaning, though it takes the seeker into confrontation with perilous truths, is by far more desirable than an existence of spiritual comfort and complacency. As Melville states, "so better it is to perish in that howling infinite than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee."
dc.format.extent 75 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title The Howling Infinite. (Original composition);
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Musical Arts
dc.identifier.callno THESIS MUSIC 1995 RATLIFF


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