Ran, Shulamit: Concerto da Camera II, Analysis of Pitch and Formal Structure

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The thesis speculates upon the three movements of Concerto da Camera II (1987), scored for Bb clarinet, string quartet and piano) in these four aspects: 1) the formal structure, 2) the manipulation of the notes of whole-tone, octatonic, and chromatic scales in octave displacement, 3) the potential combination of subsets that present different levels of pitch transformation in melodic and harmonic structure, and 4) the usage of intervals of minor seconds, tritones, and perfect fourths or fifths which dominates the linear writing. All of these features demonstrate that the music has strong structural elements in form, motives, and sonorities, which unify the piece in an aurally coherent style as an organic whole.

This study should provide more insight into the understanding of Ran's unique compositional technique and style.

Creator(s): Lin, Sheng
Creation Date: May 2000
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2000
  • Digitized: June 29, 2007
Description:

The thesis speculates upon the three movements of Concerto da Camera II (1987), scored for Bb clarinet, string quartet and piano) in these four aspects: 1) the formal structure, 2) the manipulation of the notes of whole-tone, octatonic, and chromatic scales in octave displacement, 3) the potential combination of subsets that present different levels of pitch transformation in melodic and harmonic structure, and 4) the usage of intervals of minor seconds, tritones, and perfect fourths or fifths which dominates the linear writing. All of these features demonstrate that the music has strong structural elements in form, motives, and sonorities, which unify the piece in an aurally coherent style as an organic whole.

This study should provide more insight into the understanding of Ran's unique compositional technique and style.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Music Theory
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Shulamit Ran | clarinet literature
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UNT Libraries
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  • OCLC: 47290863 |
  • UNTCAT: b2303082 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2518
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Lin, Sheng
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