Symphony no. 1 : For Jean

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dc.contributor.advisor Trawick, Eleanor, 1965- Jones, Kyle B. 2016-07-28T19:12:59Z 2016-07-28T19:12:59Z 2016-07-23
dc.description.abstract This symphony is a one-movement hybrid form for standard symphony orchestra. The dedication, “For Jean,” indicates the two main sources of material for the piece. The music of Jean Sibelius was particularly influential on my development as a composer. This symphony pays homage to him, and references his Fourth and Seventh Symphonies. The other part of the dedication is for Jean Jones, my grandmother. Her favorite hymn, “How Great Thou Art,” is the source for most of the melodic material. The hymn tune is also set as the finale of the piece. This piece is meant to contribute to the symphonic tradition. It has elements drawn from past works in the genre, such as the form, and more modern features, such as the atypical octatonic scale found within. Along with the symphony, a paper discusses the inspiration and compositional method of the piece. It explains the development and use of the four-in-one symphonic form, melodic integration, and the “Phrygian-octatonic” scale. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.subject.other Jones, Kyle B. Symphonies, no. 1.
dc.subject.other Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 -- Influence.
dc.subject.other How great thou art.
dc.title Symphony no. 1 : For Jean en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.M.), 3 hours. Thesis (M.M.) en_US

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