Identifier

etd-04072014-094226

Degree

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

You Are Set Free is a four-movement orchestra work depicting the story of the disabled woman in Luke 13. The first movement is a picture of her inner conflict of hope and hopelessness she had as a disabled person during the time of Jesus. Her hope is represented in tonal melodies, while her hopelessness is represented in harsh harmonies. In the next movement, the woman’s inner conflict continues. Hopelessness is represented by a twelve-tone row and hope is represented by a tonal melody drawn from movement one. The third movement encompasses the meeting of Jesus and the woman. Jesus is represented by a strong and beautiful melody and the woman’s melody is accompanied by the harsh twelve-tone row. At the end of the movement, the two melodies meet and the woman is freed of her disability, her hopelessness, and her twelve-tone melody. The work continues directly into the final movement, which depicts the woman’s joyful celebration.

Date

2014

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Constantinides, Dinos

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