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Floodgates A composition for full orchestra by Daniel Knaggs, D.M.A. Shepherd School of Music Rice University, 2017 The present composition is written in response to the apparently escalating global crises in the ...
A Practical Guide to Guglielmo Quarenghi's Six Caprices
Nineteenth-century Italian cellist, Guglielmo Quarenghi (1826-1882), was a virtuoso performer, pedagogue, and composer active in Milan, Italy. Despite his successful career, Quarenghi’s accomplishments as a cellist, as ...
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Rudepoêma: Masterpiece of Modernism, or Latent Sonata Form? An Analytical Study of Heitor Villa-Lobos's Greatest Piano Masterpiece
Rudepoêma is Heitor Villa-Lobos’s paramount masterpiece for solo piano, and one of the most impressive and difficult compositions in the entire piano literature. It was completed while Villa-Lobos was in Paris in the 1920s, ...
Subterranean Ecosystem - A Work for Chamber Orchestra
Subterranean Ecosystem is a 6-minute work for chamber orchestra (220.127.116.11. / 2.2.1. / 2 perc. harp, celesta, strings) intended as a lively concert-opening work. The piece is influenced by the sound of the jazz “big band” ...
To See Music in Your Mind's Eye: The Genesis of Memorization as a Piano Performance Practice
This study examines the genesis of memorization as a piano performance practice, contextualizing it within the major technological, political, aesthetic, and philosophical movements of the 19th century. Its significance ...
Adventurous music: Lukas Foss' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"
The purpose of the paper is to offer a detailed description of Lukas Foss' Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, a setting of Wallace Stevens' poem of the same title. The paper begins with an overview of Foss' achievements ...
Interiors, an 8 minute work for symphony orchestra, explores the sonic potential of that medium through expansion of a primary theme. This material is presented in a variety of harmonic settings of increasing complexity ...
This piece explores combinations of different types of linearly developing patterns. These patterns are of three main varieties: first, strictly linear patterns; second, linear patterns with free surface variation; and ...