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dc.contributor.advisorMacDonald, Alistair, 1962-
dc.contributor.authorGormley, John
dc.coverage.spatial1 v. (iii, 56 leaves), 6 scoresen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-29T08:10:24Z
dc.date.available2015-07-29T08:10:24Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/7072
dc.description.abstractThis folio and accompanying commentary draw together my compositional work over the period of the PhD and plot the development and exploration of a number techniques which are to be found in varying degrees in each of the works but with different emphases. These techniques include the use of: parallel structures and metres to provide a sense of independence of compositional ideas; parallel tonal centres within overarching schema to control and draw thematic material together; the use of rhetorical musical gestures that seek to break free of their context; fragmentation and the accumulation of material in terms of quantity and density in order to facilitate a sense of change; the limitation of pitch material in order to create a sense of stasis; and the use of slow sustained melodies that lack a clear pulse in order to create a sense of musical events that are not bound by time.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectCompositionen_US
dc.subjectMusic theoryen_US
dc.subject.lccM3.1G7
dc.subject.lcshComposition (Music)en_US
dc.titlePortfolio of original compositionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentRoyal Conservatoire of Scotlanden_US


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