Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
The purpose of this study is to provide a transcription and musical analysis of Ravi Shankar’s Morning Love for Western flute, sitar, tabla and tanpura. This document provides a discussion of Ravi Shankar’s biography, a theoretical context for the piece including an introduction to Hindustani musical characteristics, and prescriptive transcriptions of Morning Love in Western and Indian notation. A detailed analysis of the piece applies the Hindustani classical musical characteristics discussed. Morning Love is one of only two pieces for Western flute composed by Ravi Shankar as a result of his collaboration with French flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal. Prior to this research, there was no transcription of Morning Love: Shankar taught the composition to Rampal by ear and all that existed was a professional audio recording, Improvisations - West Meets East (1976). This study provides a transcription of Morning Love, allowing for a comprehensive theoretical analysis of the piece and also making it more accessible to Western musicians who are interested in performing it.
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Padgett, Bethany, "Transcription and analysis of Ravi Shankar's Morning Love for Western flute, sitar, tabla and tanpura" (2013). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 511.