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dc.contributor.advisor Bailey, Walter B.
dc.creatorHall, James
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:34:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:34:13Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Hall, James. "An analytical study of John Musto's "Encounters for Tenor and Orchestra"." (2006) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/18911.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/18911
dc.description.abstract John Musto has established himself among the finest living American song composers of the twenty-first century. The son of a jazz guitarist, Musto merges elements of jazz, ragtime, and blues with traditional classical technique, resulting in a highly eclectic and original compositional style. His vocal compositions are dramatic, text-based, and contain copious word painting. Musto also utilizes constant metrical changes, as well as thematic and motivic development to create a solid compositional framework for the songs. This dissertation examines the compositional style of John Musto's vocal music through a text based analysis of his cycle, Encounters for Tenor and Orchestra. Chapter One provides biographical information about the composer, style characteristics of Musto's vocal music, and the origins of Encounters. Chapters Two through Seven contain detailed analyses of the six songs, including poet information, text setting, and musical structure for each. Chapter Eight offers conclusions regarding the cycle, and confirms Musto's place among America's preeminent composers.
dc.format.extent 83 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title An analytical study of John Musto's "Encounters for Tenor and Orchestra"
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 2006 HALL


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