Publication Date

2009-03-11

Availability

Open access

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music Theory and Composition (Music)

Date of Defense

2009-02-10

First Committee Member

Dennis Kam - Committee Chair

Second Committee Member

Paul Wilson - Committee Member

Third Committee Member

Lansing McLoskey - Committee Member

Fourth Committee Member

Thomas M. Sleeper - Committee Member

Abstract

Terra Mirabilis is a three-movement musical composition for symphony orchestra with piano solo inspired by natural landscapes photographed by the composer. The three movement composition and its corresponding landscapes portray three times of a day: early morning (I. The Mists), evening (II. Oceanus), and late night (III. Nocturne). Each chapter is devoted to the discussion of one movement, wherein overall concept and form are addressed, followed by detailed analyses of harmonic structure, motivic and thematic development, orchestration, and representational elements. As a complement to the score and the text, a CD-R audio recording of orchestral mock-ups accompanies this dissertation.

Keywords

Igor Stravinsky; Alexander Scriabin; Ottorino Respighi; Olivier Messiaen; Oceanus; Nocturne; Orchestral Mock-ups; Terra Mirabilis; Garritan Personal Orchestra; Sofia Tytar; Jean-Paul Sevilla; Jacques Bernier; Carpathian Folk Melody; Symbolic Use Of Orchestration; Programmatic Piece; Scott Routenberg; The Mists; Music Based On Composer's Images; Music Inspired By Landscapes; Representational Symphonic Work; Orchestra With Piano Solo; Music Inspired By Images

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