Another day goes by : an original composition for SSAATTBB choir and piano

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dc.contributor.advisor Trawick, Eleanor, 1965- Dettro, Stephanie R. 2011-06-09T15:25:50Z 2011-06-09T15:25:50Z 2010-07-24 en_US 2010-07-24
dc.description.abstract Another Day Goes By is a piece for an eight-part choir consisting of about eighty people and piano. It is nine minutes long and includes a piano introduction and coda, with some short interludes between the different stanzas of the poem. The text for this choral piece is a poem that was written by my father, Dr. Mark Roger Dettro. On May 30, 2008, my father passed away. Not long after, my sister suggested that I set the poem to music, but it was not until recently that I felt that my style was mature enough to portray the emotional content of the poem. Before I began writing my piece, I decided to find other choral pieces that were similar in style to the piece that I wanted to write. These pieces are I Am the True Vine by Arvo Pärt; “Mid-Winter Waking” and “Intercession in Late October,” the fourth and fifth songs from Morten Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs; and the song cycle I Hate and I Love (Odi et amo) by Dominick Argento. These pieces greatly inspired my composition, especially a technique used by Pärt that I call “layering.”
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.title Another day goes by : an original composition for SSAATTBB choir and piano en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.M.), 3 hrs. Thesis (M.M.) en_US

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