An Analysis and Comparison of Four Rotations Pour Marimba, A Solo Marimba Suite, by Eric Sammut

An Analysis and Comparison of Four Rotations Pour Marimba, A Solo Marimba Suite, by Eric Sammut

Date: May 2011
Creator: Suen, Ming-Jen
Description: Four Rotations Pour Marimba (1996) by Eric Sammut has become one of the most important marimba compositions in serious concert solo marimba literature. Four Rotations Pour Marimba is a suite of four short pieces; each of them demonstrates a different musical character while incorporating similar compositional components and techniques. The goal of this thesis project is to create a stylistic analysis for providing the concert marimbist with insight into the interpretation of these four pieces and also giving composers a more in-depth understanding of Sammut's compositional method. This thesis includes a formal analysis and comparisons of compositional elements used in Four Rotations. A brief biography of Sammut and historical significance of Four Rotations Pour Marimba are also included.
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Doctoral Lecture Recital: 2011-03-22 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

Doctoral Lecture Recital: 2011-03-22 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

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Date: March 22, 2011
Creator: Suen, Ming-Jen
Description: Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
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Doctoral Recital: 2007-07-02 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

Doctoral Recital: 2007-07-02 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

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Date: July 2, 2007
Creator: Suen, Ming-Jen
Description: Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree
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Doctoral Recital: 2008-03-03 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

Doctoral Recital: 2008-03-03 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

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Date: March 3, 2008
Creator: Suen, Ming-Jen
Description: Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Doctoral Recital: 2009-03-30 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

Doctoral Recital: 2009-03-30 - Ming-Jen Suen, percussion

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Date: March 30, 2009
Creator: Suen, Ming-Jen
Description: Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library