From November to November.
Abstract: This thesis comprises a musical work, From November to
November, and the present document, which details its conception and
execution. The composition, for six players and two singers divided into two quartets, is a
setting of a short text by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca; it has a total duration
of approximately twelve minutes, and is scored for baritone voice, harp, bass ... read moreclarinet,
percussion (tam-tam and bass drum), mezzo-soprano voice, flute (doubling alto flute),
violin, and french horn. The following essay outlines some of the compositional and
conceptual ideas that I sought to explore in From November to
November; an analysis of the work shows how these ideas were all realized in
the music. I conclude with a brief discussion of a new work, Shallow Water
Dictionary, for which this thesis serves as a substantial
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2012.
Submitted to the Dept. of Music.
Advisor: John McDonald.
Committee: Janet Schmalfeldt, and Andrew List.
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