Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

793

Date

2013

Date of Award

4-24-2013

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts

Major

Music

Concentration

Performance

Committee Chair

Lily Afshar

Committee Member

Susan Owen-Leinert

Committee Member

David Evans

Committee Member

Michelle Vigneau

Abstract

Marek Pasieczny (b.1980) belongs to a group of young Polish composers, who love topopularize Polish legacy through folk music. Concerto Polacco for Solo Guitar and Orchestra isa great example of his folk-based compositions, representing five various folk categories fromdifferent regions of Poland. This study has examined elements of folk music and discussed how Pasieczny has usedthem in five movements of the Concerto. I have discussed the history of the folk examples, theirclassification in music and the regions they belong to. The document points out the traits foundin the folk melodies, songs or dances used in the composition; distinct rhythmic and melodicfolk patterns, improvisation, form and ornamentation.Most of the information in this documenthas been gathered from books and journals. This along with two interviews with the composeranda guitar duo, will be a key for future generations of students exploring his creation.

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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