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Rhythm For Percussion Ensemble and Narrator

Abstract Rhythm is a work for percussion ensemble and narrator. The percussion ensemble includes five percussionists who each play multiple instruments. The narrator recites quotes from the book Meter as Rhythm by Dr. Christopher Hasty. The piece is in six parts with a short introduction (mm. 1-5). The structure is delineated by the quotes from Meter as Rhythm. The narrator describes an aspect of rhythm at the beginning of each section and the quote is sonically realized through the percussion ensemble.

This piece experiments with different timbres and rhythmic motives. Timbral variety is achieved through grouping instruments into woods, metals, and membranes and using combinations of those groups to delineate different sections and ideas. The rh... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Bush, Zachary (Author) / Rockmaker, Jody (Advisor) / Rodgers, Rodney (Committee member) / Suzuki, Kotoka (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Musical composition / Ensemble / Percussion / Rhythm / Score
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 34 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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