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A Salience-Based Analytic Method Applied To André Jolivet’S Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra, And Piano , Martin G. Bolt 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

A Salience-Based Analytic Method Applied To André Jolivet’S Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra, And Piano , Martin G. Bolt

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

A SALIENCE-BASED ANALYTIC METHOD APPLIED TO ANDRÉ JOLIVET’S CONCERTINO FOR TRUMPET, STRING ORCHESTRA, AND PIANO

Martin G. Bolt, M.M.

University of Nebraska, 2010

Adviser: Stanley V. Kleppinger

André Jolivet’s music is eclectic, and his compositional process is often enigmatic. Broadly speaking, Jolivet’s music falls into that category of twentieth-century repertoire described as post-tonal and pitch-centric.

This thesis will provide an analysis of Jolivet’s Concertino for Trumpet, String Orchestra, and Piano. It thus serves as a model of an analytic approach for post-tonal pitch-centric music of the twentieth century. My analytical method is based on the ...


Brahms, Opus 32: The Forgotten Cycles, Patrick Russell 2010 Stephen F Austin State University

Brahms, Opus 32: The Forgotten Cycles, Patrick Russell

Undergraduate Research Conference

A song cycle may be loosely defined as a set of works for solo voice and piano intended for performance as a whole, and in a predetermined order. Established by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, cycles are typically characterized by a deliberate structure, the texts of which are almost without exception by the same author. So conventional is the practice of containing the settings of a single poet, it may be considered a prerequisite. Song cycles are also distinguished, therefore, by one or more unifying elements originating in the poetry, such as literary themes or narration. It is ...


Woodwind Extension Through The Systematic Use Of Microtonality And Electronic Manipulation Of The Instrument, Seán Mac Erlaine 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Woodwind Extension Through The Systematic Use Of Microtonality And Electronic Manipulation Of The Instrument, Seán Mac Erlaine

Conference papers

This research questions how the expressive range of the saxophone / bass clarinet can be extended in new ways by employing both a systematic use of microtonality and electronic manipulation of the instrument.

The use of digital signal processing (DSP) is well advanced among certain music practitioners, most notably electric guitarists, extending that instrument’s expressive powers considerably. Woodwind instrumentalists have a huge unexplored potential to engage with new technologies, furthering the range, polyphonic voicings, loops, reverbs and general signal manipulation.

The marraige of these two disciplines with conventional woodwind practice greatly deepens the expressive range of the instrument while offering ...


How Music Works: A First-Year Theory Textbook (2nd Ed.), Richard O. Devore, David Kulma, Meghan Naxer, Jason Clark, Krystal Kuhns 2010 Kent State University - Kent Campus

How Music Works: A First-Year Theory Textbook (2nd Ed.), Richard O. Devore, David Kulma, Meghan Naxer, Jason Clark, Krystal Kuhns

Open Educational Resources

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Myth Of East-West Hybridity: An Analysis Of Lou Harrison's Works For Gamelan And Western Instruments, Rachel Elizabeth Chacko 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Beyond The Myth Of East-West Hybridity: An Analysis Of Lou Harrison's Works For Gamelan And Western Instruments, Rachel Elizabeth Chacko

Music Theory Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Frequently cited as being among Lou Harrison’s most important East-West fusions, the works for Indonesian gamelan and Western instruments have served as emblems of Harrison’s distinctive transcultural voice. Yet, as my research shows, treating these pieces as hybrids between East and West creates a limited frame for understanding Harrison’s compositional interests. While these pieces outwardly display his life-long interest in Asian musics and his penchant for combining disparate musical styles within a single composition, hidden beneath this timbral juxtaposition lies a compositional complexity far more essential to Harrison’s creative process. More than blending East and West ...


The Affective Properties Of Keys In Instrumental Music From The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Maho A. Ishiguro 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Affective Properties Of Keys In Instrumental Music From The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Maho A. Ishiguro

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The concept of key characteristics deals with the particular moods which different tonalities are believed to provide to music. Discussions regarding their existence and the validity of the phenomena have always been controversial because of a lack of fundamental reasons and explanations for them. Nevertheless, references to key characteristics have appeared in various fields of study and over many centuries: the Greek doctrine of ethos, writings of Guido d’Arezzo, Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Traité de l’harmonie, scribbles in Beethoven’s sketches, and several passages in Hermann von Helmholtz’s On the Sensations of Tones.

The attitudes and opinions towards ...


Intonation In The Aural-Skills Classroom, Carolyn A. Walker 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Intonation In The Aural-Skills Classroom, Carolyn A. Walker

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The goal of the thesis is to explain intonation perception and cognition, as well as the vocal mechanism and techniques, to help aural-skills instructors teach vocal intonation skills to students who struggle with intonation. The thesis explores comprehensive information on intonation perception and cognition and introduces basic vocal technique for an over-all understanding of the skills involved with accurate vocal intonation.


Harmonic Stasis And Oscillation In Björk’S Medúlla, Victoria Malawey 2009 Macalester College

Harmonic Stasis And Oscillation In Björk’S Medúlla, Victoria Malawey

Victoria L. Malawey

No abstract provided.


An Analytic Model For Examining Cover Songs And Their Sources, Victoria Malawey 2009 Macalester College

An Analytic Model For Examining Cover Songs And Their Sources, Victoria Malawey

Victoria L. Malawey

No abstract provided.


Concertino For Harp And Orchestra, Doug Lofstrom 2009 Columbia College Chicago

Concertino For Harp And Orchestra, Doug Lofstrom

Doug Lofstrom

Premiered by the orchestra with Kelsey Erdahl.


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