Identifier

etd-04092013-202552

Degree

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

ABSTRACT Moonlight Sprite is a piece of orchestral music in a single movement. As a symphonic poem, this work describes the various landscapes of imaginary sprites in the moonlight in the huge mountain and forest. This imagination was inspired by composer’s overnight camping at Zion Canyon National Park in 2010. The composition is comprised of three main themes, which are developed and varied. The first theme describes the cheerful and playful aspects of sprites. The second theme describes elegant and mysterious character of sprites. The last theme describes grand and ancient sprites. At the end, all three themes come together. The main compositional techniques are whole tone scales, octatonic scales, atonality,polytonality, tone clusters, minimalism and chromaticism. Orchestration style and techniques are primarily influenced by Stravinsky, Bartok, Schonberg, Penderecki, and Charles Ives.

Date

2013

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Constantinides, Dinos

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Music Commons

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