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Author Bandera, Eric
Title Reflections
Descript 83 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-02, page: 0519
Adviser: Frank Stemper
Thesis (M.M.)--Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2006
Reflections is a three-movement instrumental composition for full orchestra. Employing standard instrumental combinations of the orchestra, this composition is neoclassic in many ways. The creative uniqueness comes from combining elements of earlier compositional styles to create something new and different. In particular, compositional forms and devices taken from contrasting eras of music are juxtaposed to create something unlike any of the constituent styles
There are various harmonic schemes that play important roles throughout the duration of the three movements. These harmonic schemes help to provide homogeneity between the three movements and also provide thematic artistic congruency. The harmonies are also used to create and evade anticipation, usually to the end of a formal section or entire movement. By combining unlike elements on both stylistic and harmonic levels, this piece achieves its own voice through the juxtaposition of ideas
School code: 0209
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-02
Subject Music
Alt Author Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
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