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Abstract Delirium is a piece for large wind ensemble that synthesizes compositional techniques to generate unique juxtapositions of contrasting musical elements. The piece is about 8:30 long and uses the full complement of winds, brass, and percussion. Although the composition begins tonally, chromatic alterations gradually shift the melodic content outside of the tonal center. In addition to changes in the melody, octatonic, chromatic, and synthetic scales and quartal and quintal harmonies are progressively introduced throughout the piece to add color and create dissonance. Delirium contains four primary sections that are all related by chromatic mediant. The subdivisions of the first part create abrupt transitions between contrasting material, evo... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Bell, Jeremy Edward (Author) / Rogers, Rodney (Advisor) / Oldani, Robert (Committee member) / Levy, Benjamin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Band / Composition / Wind Ensemble
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 65 pages
Language English
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Note M.M. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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