Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

430

Date

2011

Date of Award

11-28-2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts

Major

Music

Concentration

Performance

Committee Chair

Janet K. Page Ph.D.

Committee Member

Pamela Gaston D.M.A.

Committee Member

Kenneth Kreitner Ph.D.

Committee Member

Susan Owen-Leinert M.M.

Abstract

This document is an analysis of the song cycle glances, written in 2002by Tom Cipullo. glances tells a story, the emotional journey in an affair of unrequited love, and is unified through themes of paradox, mythology, and reflection. Marks in the score for specific times between individual songs synchronize the dramatic effect. Musical devices that unify the song cycle include: pitch centers, vocal range, vocal leaps, length and placement of song, use of tritone as a structural element, changes of tempo, and sudden dynamic shifts.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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