Author

David Hidek

Defense Date

11-17-2009

Graduation Date

2009

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MM

Department

Composition

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

David Stock

Committee Member

Jessica Wiskus

Committee Member

David Cutler

Committee Member

Carole Riley

Keywords

Composition, Modal, Orchestra, Pandiatonic, Rilke, Tone Cluster

Abstract

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.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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