Folio of Compositions with Critical Commentary: An exploration of musical influences and composing techniques. Critical commentary.

Joseph Twist (2009). Folio of Compositions with Critical Commentary: An exploration of musical influences and composing techniques. Critical commentary. PhD Thesis, School of Music, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Joseph Twist
Thesis Title Folio of Compositions with Critical Commentary: An exploration of musical influences and composing techniques. Critical commentary.
School, Centre or Institute School of Music
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2009-08
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Professor Philip Bracanin
Doctor Simon Perry
Total pages 686
Total black and white pages 686
Subjects 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Abstract/Summary This Doctor of Philosophy submission consists of a folio of original compositions with an accompanying critical commentary. The compositions in the folio draw on the inspiration of a number of composers associated with the “Western Classical” tradition, as well as the influence of other musical styles and traditions such as Jazz. The commentary explores various aesthetic principles, musical influences and technical compositional approaches that stimulated the development towards an individual compositional output. A focus of the commentary is to draw attention to the unique synthesis of significant musical influences as evidenced in the folio, thereby elucidating a gradual development towards the attainment of a personal compositional style during candidature. The folio consists of an eclectic collection of works, including many vocal works, chamber works and orchestral pieces. A seminal chamber work in the folio, Le Tombeau de Monk, exhibits the synthesis of several influential composers and styles. Also included in the folio is an extended symphonic work for combined orchestral and choral forces, Symphony for a Busy World, which represents the culmination of many compositional features that were developed throughout candidature. To provide background and perspective to the folio of compositions, the commentary highlights a number of influential compositional techniques and idiosyncrasies with regard to thematic development and harmonic language, as well as specific features of rhythm, orchestration and vocal writing. Detail regarding these compositional processes is provided, discussing the influence of particular compositional approaches relevant to the body of works in the folio within a music history context, whilst also identifying the application of compositional processes and approaches encountered in the folio.
Keyword Music Composition, New Music, Australian Music, Choral Music, Orchestral Music, Chamber Music, Jazz, Symphony.
Additional Notes Pages 242-487 of Folio of Compositions to be printed A3 Folio of Compositions (not Critical Commentary) to receive delayed access as arranged.

 
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