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dc.contributor.advisor Gottschalk, Arthur W.
dc.creatorJacobsen, Nicolai Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T02:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T02:05:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/62043
dc.description.abstract Skitter is a modern take on the classic concert overture exemplified by Rossini's La scala di sieta or Berlioz's Le carnival romain. This short piece is in four parts: an energetic fanfare, a melodic pastoral, a frenetic development of the previous materials, and an exuberant coda. The fanfare introduces much of the melodic material used throughout the work, primarily focusing on an energetic theme with a subtly shifting background. The pastoral section offers a complete contrast: the English horn, and then violas, develop an aria-like melody in an Impressionistic setting. The third section, marked "skittering," develops various motives from the first two sections while pushing toward a climactic set of fanfares. The final section is a light coda in the style of Rossini. Here the music bubbles with energy, driving toward a sudden stop.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title Skitter
dc.type.genre Thesis
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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.citation Jacobsen, Nicolai Lee. "Skitter." (2010) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/62043.


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