Author

Adam D. Rook

Defense Date

7-14-2010

Graduation Date

2010

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MM

Department

Composition

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

David Stock

Committee Member

Benjamin Binder

Committee Member

David Cutler

Keywords

Composition, Modulatory, Motive, Quartet, String, Tonal

Abstract

This composition is intended to unfold more or less linearly, as a progression of temperament or attitude. Its most prominent compositional characteristic is recurring motive for cohesion and unification, both within and across movements, as opposed to much direct repetition. Each movement is tonally based and establishes at least one principle key area, but each also employs the common use of mode mixture, sometimes frequent modulation, and some extent of chromatic passages.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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