Doctor of Musical Arts
Janet K. Page Ph.D.
Pamela Gaston D.M.A.
Kenneth Kreitner Ph.D.
Susan Owen-Leinert M.M.
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.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Clair, Renee Mae, "Glances: an Analysis of the Song Cycle by Tom Cipullo" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 340.