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dc.contributor.advisor Jalbert, Pierre
dc.creatorBlench, Karl Eric
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T21:08:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T21:08:37Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/20490
dc.description.abstract Abstract No. 1 is motivated by the study of orchestral colors and solo instrumental timbres. The work is based on the idea of a bell. The first and last sounds of the piece are bell sounds and the large scale formal plan is based on the word "bell." There are two divisions of the piece, a slow lyrical section, and a fast aggressive section. The first part explores bell sounds, various soloistic colors, and the sonorous properties of tone clusters. The second part focuses on the sound of drums and the study of articulations. The timpani, tom-toms, and temple blocks are featured playing a melody based upon themes from the opening. Following the percussive opening the brass enter stating a three note motive that the percussion lines are based on. The development focuses on the opening timpani line, this time in the winds, strings, and brass. These melodic fragments are then finally set against the opening theme that leads to a brief return of the brass three note motives, which proceeds directly to the coda.
dc.format.extent 24 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title Abstract No. 1 for Orchestra
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
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 Blench, Karl Eric. "Abstract No. 1 for Orchestra." (2007) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/20490.


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