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dc.contributor.advisor Gottschalk, Arthur W.
dc.creatorGross, Robert Dale
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T07:57:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T07:57:28Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Gross, Robert Dale. "Halcyon Nights." (1998) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17172.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17172
dc.description.abstract Halcyon Nights is a one-movement piece for orchestra, ca. 9$\sp\prime$, in five-part arch-form with two inserted sections: A B C B$\rm\sp\prime\ \langle fugue\rangle\ A\sp\prime\ \langle coda\rangle$. The piece opens with an English horn solo, from which a great deal of cellular musical ideas, with broad-scale formal ramifications, are derived. This set of gestures and two other fundamental musical ideas form the basis of most of the material comprising the piece. The tonal centers of the different sections reflect a prolongation of one of these basic cells. Therefore, the piece is highly constructivist in its design. The surface, however, is interchangeably tranquil and bouncy, with some small hints of jazz and large doses of hemiola: an aural reflection on the halcyon late nights of Houston (during many of which, fittingly enough, the piece was written).
dc.format.extent 44 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title Halcyon Nights
dc.type Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Music
dc.identifier.callno THESIS MUSIC 1998 GROSS


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