Title

Part I: The Elements And Structure Of "dream Chronicle" Part Ii: "dream Chronicle" (original Composition)

Date of Award

1980

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Department

Music

Abstract

Dream Chronicle is a non-programmatic compostion for orchestra of approximately 18 minutes duration. It is in one extended movement consisting of 12 sections alternating between fast and slow tempi. These tempi each delineate one of two basic musical ideas of contrasting character: the fast idea is very energetic, driving and intense, while the slow is relatively passive and generally less aggressive.The pitch basis for this work is a six-note set, described as a "third order all-combinatorial" hexachord. Inherent characteristics of this set divide its basic transformations into two "families" (this writer's term), each of which applies to one of the two basic ideas. The sections pertaining to each idea are of unequal lengths, conforming to 1:1:2:3:5:8 ratios, the terms of which are derived from the Fibonacci series.

Keywords

Music

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