Date of Degree

1996

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

D.M.A.

Program

Music

Advisor

John Graziano

Committee Members

Fred Hauptman

David Olan

Bruce Saylor

Joseph Straus

Melinda Wagner

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

The recent (1981-91) chamber music for mixed instrumental ensembles of Ned Rorem demonstrates the use of tonal (or nearly tonal) material in combination with nontonal material (sometimes based freely on a twelve-note row) in such a manner that every composition has clearly identifiable sections (or whole movements) principally generated by each, even though the tonal sections often contain some nontonal elements, while the nontonal sections often borrow elements from tonality. Additionally, some sections (or movements) are balanced throughout between the use of tonal and nontonal elements.

Comments

This written work and the composition, "Sonata for Trumpet and Piano," together constitute the author's doctoral dissertation.

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