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Wet Crimson on Chiricahua
The acoustic scale, derived as it is from the overtone series lends both a tonally functional power and harmonic clarity to my work for large orchestra. The fact that the overtone series, through its first 14 members sounded ...
Musical Diversions at the Court of Louis XIV
During the carnival season of 1700, as some of the entertainments at the court of Louis XIV, there were presented seven mascarades at Marly, a châiteau near Versailles. The mascarade was a small-scale musical production ...
The ornamentation of the four flute concerti of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: An examination of their notations according to the original manuscripts, and a discussion of their executions according to eighteenth-century treatises
This document explores the ornamentations found in the four flute concerti of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. It considers C. P. E. Bach's and J. J. Quantz's suggestions for the execution of trills and appoggiaturas according ...
Halcyon Nights is a one-movement piece for orchestra, ca. 9$\sp\prime$, in five-part arch-form with two inserted sections: A B C B$\rm\sp\prime\ \langle fugue\rangle\ A\sp\prime\ \langle coda\rangle$. The piece opens with ...
Frederic Rzewski's "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!": An analysis and historical perspective
Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated! is a compositional tour-de-force that successfully combines a lengthy series of opposite forces uniting musical trends of both the past and the present. This ...
Japanese piano compositions of the last hundred years: A history of piano music in Japan and a complete list of Japanese piano compositions
This dissertation consists of six chapters: The first four chapters trace the history of Japanese piano music; the fifth chapter is a conclusion; and the last chapter is a complete list of 3,000 Japanese piano compositions ...