Mary Pappert School of Music
Composition, Modal, Orchestra, Pandiatonic, Rilke, Tone Cluster
In Ranier Maria Rilke's To Music, he depicts an emotional musical experience as "when the innermost point in us stands outside." The Innermost Point develops two themes: one rhythmically stable but melodically lacking, and the other melodious but rhythmically puzzling. Over the course of the piece each theme attains an identity in its own orchestral setting, but a harmonious balance between the two is only found when they function toward the same goal: The Innermost Point. The work is scored for full symphony orchestra and is approximately nine minutes in duration.
Hidek, D. (2009). The Innermost Point (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/652