The orchestral music of Tania Leon
Harvey, Bethany Louise
Master of Music
A biographical sketch describing Tania Leon's musical education and activities introduces the study, which focuses on elements of Leon's compositional style. Her style is marked by colorful orchestration and rhythmic complexity. Eight orchestral scores by Leon will be examined here to reveal these traits. The conclusion to the study explores Jacques Barzun's idea of program music relative to Leon's orchestral music.