Date of Degree

1986

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Music

Advisor

Henry Weinberg

Committee Members

Joel Lester

Hugo Weisgall

Sherman Van Solkema

Leo Kraft

Bruce Saylor

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

The analysis of posttonal music is approached through a method (which originated with Henry Weinberg) utilizing Schenker's approach to tonal music as a conceptual model. This method differs from all other methods of analysis in that voice leading is combined with a unique approach to nontonal harmony. The presentation of the analytical method is given a historical perspective through the analysis of "Jimbo's Lullaby," by Debussy. There follows detailed analyses of Op. 15 no. 1 (The Book of the Hanging Gardens) and Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19 by Arnold Schoenberg.

Part II of the dissertation is an original composition, String Quartet, No. 2. Three movements (Vibrant, Exalted, Recitative: Scherzo) for two violins, viola, and 'cello.

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Digital reproduction from the UMI microform.

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