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A New Home: A Composition for Chamber Orchestra

Abstract A New Home is a multi-movement musical composition written for a chamber orchestra of flute, oboe, clarinet in B-flat, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in C, trombone, bass trombone, percussion (1), pianoforte, and strings. The duration of the entire piece is approximately fourteen minutes (movement 1: four minutes; mvt. 2: four minutes and thirty seconds; mvt. 3: five minutes and thirty seconds). As an exercise in compositional experimentation, some of the musical techniques explored throughout the piece are harmonic planing or parallelism, ostinati, modality, chromatic dissonance, thematic transformation, mixed meter, and syncopation, as well as issues of orchestral blend, balance, and color.

The first movement, ironically titled “Don’t Pan... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Jones, Zachary William (Author) / Rogers, Rodney (Advisor) / Feisst, Sabine (Committee member) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / chamber music / chamber orchestra / classical music / contemporary music / new music / score
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 76 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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