Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Philip Ewell

Second Advisor

Ryan Keberle

Third Advisor


Academic Program Adviser

Philip Ewell


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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