Master of Music (MM)
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.
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Kim, Sungho, "Moonlight Sprite" (2013). LSU Master's Theses. 3127.