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Studies in instrumentation and orchestration and in the recontextualisation of diatonic pitch materials (Portfolio of Compositions)

Harman, Chris Paul (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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The present document examines eight musical works for various instruments and ensembles, composed between 2007 and 2011. Brief summaries of each work’s program are followed by discussions of instrumentation and orchestration, and analysis of pitch organization. Discussions of instrumentation and orchestration explore the composer’s approach to diversification of instrumental ensembles by the inclusion of non-orchestral instruments, and redefinition of traditional hierarchies among instruments in a standard ensemble or orchestral setting. Analyses of pitch organization detail various ways in which the composer renders diatonic musical lines atonal, or situates diatonic pitch materials in contexts of greater chromaticism.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Hoyland, Vic
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Music
Subjects:M Music
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3395
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