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dc.contributor.advisor Al-Zand, Karim
dc.creatorBaker, Drew Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:31:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:31:17Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17491
dc.description.abstract "Oculus" is comprised of a single movement for chamber orchestra. The title refers to the circular opening at the top of a domed structure such as the Pantheon in Rome. An oculus allows natural light to flow freely in and out of a dome. The expansion and contraction of light can dramatically alter the overall appearance and mood of a space. I attempted to create a musical atmosphere where the sound is expanding and contracting on a variety of levels. Fluctuation occurs initially through the use of orchestration. The stasis of the opening gives way to a more regular harmonic rhythm. The harmonies, rhythms, and timbres that define this work undergo constant manipulation. Expansion and contraction occur within the individual phrases as well as in the overall structure. While the materials are simple, the ever-changing texture provides definition and contrast. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.format.extent 46 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title "Oculus" for chamber orchestra
dc.type.genre 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.citation Baker, Drew Timothy. ""Oculus" for chamber orchestra." (2002) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17491.


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