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This piece is built around the interval of a tritone followed by a major third and is mostly a through-composed work. Through most of this piece, the percussion plays a polyrhythm that operates as a foreground and sometimes ...
An analysis of Debussy's "Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp"
The Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp, written in 1915, is an excellent example of Claude Debussy's later style. The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the elements of this later style and represent them graphically. In ...
Symphonic Overture. (Original composition); (Overture)
Symphonic Overture is a ten minute work for an orchestra consisting of pairs of winds, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, and strings. The overall structure is ABA', where B starts at the ...
The sonorous object, built from the skin of three dead love songs, does not exist... (Original composition);
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Stylistic transformation in the chansons of Antoine Busnois (France)
The transmission of the majority of Antoine Busnois's chansons into Italian sources suggests the composer may have visited the country and may have assimiliated musically Italiante characteristics into his compositional ...
The organ masses of Claudio Merulo: a performing edition
Claudio Merulo was born in Correggio, Italy in 1533, and died in Parma in 1604. In 1568 he published one of his first works, the Messe d'intavolatura . . . libro quarto. This volume contains three Masses and three Credos ...
Luigi Dallapiccola's "Il Prigioniero": A musico-dramatic analysis of Scene IV (Italy)
The purpose of this study is to illustrate several aspects of Dallapiccola's coherent expressionism in Il Prigioniero by focusing upon his approach to symmetrical formal structure in the drama; structural relationships in ...
Arc of the Sky. (Original composition);
This is a multi-sectional orchestra piece using melodic and harmonic material derived from a twelve-tone row (although serial techniques are not employed in a strict fashion). The opening oboe line contains the original ...
An analytic overview of the music of Carl Ruggles
During his career, Carl Ruggles was considered to be at the forefront of American contemporary music. His techniques of non-repetition of tones in melodic lines and the saturation of the vertical and horizontal domains ...
The twelve-tone method and the classical tradition in Roger Session's Symphony No. 3
Premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on December 6, 1957, Sessions' Third Symphony was the first of his orchestral works to employ twelve-tone procedures. But while expressing the harmonic and melodic vocabulary of ...