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dc.contributor.advisor Gottschalk, Arthur
dc.creatorKnaggs, Daniel J
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T17:28:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-01T17:28:55Z
dc.date.created 2017-05
dc.date.issued 2017-04-17
dc.date.submitted May 2017
dc.identifier.citation Knaggs, Daniel J. "Floodgates." (2017) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/96057.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/96057
dc.description.abstract 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 political, economic, social, and cultural spheres. The current age finds itself in a sort of permanent warzone, too often seeking solutions in heated rhetoric, arms, and pointing fingers. However, in light of these problems, this work’s objective is not to simply “vent” or dwell in negativity. Instead, it points toward hope in an avenue that that the world has left largely unexplored: that of mercy. In order to musically incorporate the idea of mercy, this work includes quotations from Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere” (c. 1630), a choral setting of Psalm 51 in which King David takes full responsibility for his crimes and faults while asking for mercy. The composition races through moments of both anxiety and determination, culminating in a climactic moment in which the “floodgates” burst and the orchestra evokes images of torrential downpour along with restatements from Allegri’s “Miserere…” Finally, the present work is left somewhat open-ended or unresolved, in order to not prematurely celebrate what is still left up to the world to live out.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectcomposition
orchestra
mercy
Allegri
Miserere
King David
Psalm 151
quotation
dc.title Floodgates
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.updated 2017-08-01T17:28:55Z
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thesis.degree.department Composition
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Musical Arts
thesis.degree.major Composition


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