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dc.contributor.advisor Gottschalk, Arthur W.
dc.creatorPartain, Randolph L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:56:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:56:56Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Partain, Randolph L.. ""Sigil" for chamber orchestra." (2000) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17369.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17369
dc.description.abstract A sigil is a small symbol or rune believed to hold magical energy. In this instance, the "sigil" is a five-note motive, which emerges from repeating notes in the brass and oboe in the first few moments of the piece. This grouping of pitches not only becomes the building block for all of the melodic figures in the work, the harmonic components are derived almost exclusively from this motive as well. Utilizing this same basic material on many different levels throughout, the work also expresses a character of energetic and perpetually unfolding development of a musical idea. Throughout the piece, the motive occurs at varying speeds and intensities, until the climactic section in which all of the previous speeds occur simultaneously, with the brass interjecting chordal presentations of the motive.
dc.format.extent 51 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title "Sigil" for chamber orchestra
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 2000 PARTAIN


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