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Abstract American Primitive is a composition written for wind ensemble with an instrumentation of flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, and percussion. The piece is approximately twelve minutes in duration and was written September - December 2013. American Primitive is absolute music (i.e. it does not follow a specific narrative) comprising blocks of distinct, contrasting gestures which bookend a central region of delicate textural layering and minimal gestural contrast. Though three gestures (a descending interval followed by a smaller ascending interval, a dynamic swell, and a chordal "chop") were consciously employed throughout, it is the first gestu... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Jandreau, Joshua (Author) / Rockmaker, Jody D (Advisor) / Rogers, Rodney I (Committee member) / Demars, James R (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / chamber music / concert band / contemporary / symphonic band / wind ensemble
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 38 pages
Language English
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Note M.M. Composition 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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