Master of Music (MM)
Night is a work in 2 movements, each depicting different aspects or qualities of night. Several instruments are given solo roles to depict the many parts of a night, from the wind, stars, moon, and the individual observing the night. The first movement, an introduction and prelude, brings forth elements of the overwork. These elements are later developed in the later movements. The second movement uses the solo clarinet as a character trying to escape an enveloping night. The dissonance and darkness seem overwhelming at points and pushing the clamorous clarinet to its extremes.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Hwang, Nick, "Night" (2008). LSU Master's Theses. 1350.