Title

Twisted Blue

Date of Degree

5-2015

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Music

Advisor

Joseph N. Straus

Subject Categories

Composition

Keywords

Analysis; Contextual Inversion; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; Music; Theory; Transformation

Abstract

Twisted Blue was written for clarinetist Dan Liptak to perform with the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra conducted by Erberk Eryilmaz. The title comes from the bluesy progression that forms the basis of the second movement, which was in fact composed first in a few frantic fall afternoons. The opening movement followed, and then the finale.

Comments

This composition and the essay, "Common-Tone Preserving Contextual Inversions in the Music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich," together constitute the author's dissertation but are otherwise unrelated.

Included in

Composition Commons

Share

COinS