Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Music

First Advisor

Philip Ewell

Second Advisor

Ryan Keberle

Third Advisor

None

Academic Program Adviser

Philip Ewell

Abstract

The goal of my research is to illustrate several shared harmonic devices used by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and John Coltrane. I also seek to offer new analyses of these devices as used by John Coltrane in his compositions between1958 and 1961. They are analyzed as singular harmonic devices first codified by Korsakov.

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