Ka: a Composition for Chamber Orchestra in One Movement

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Ka is a one movement composition for chamber orchestra consisting of three sections. The work's harmonic, melodic and rhythmic materials are derived from the Chinese I Ching ("Book of Changes"). The middle section was composed with the aid of a computer program written by the composer. The program generated the interval sequence arrays forming the harmonic basis for the piece. Ka is scored for flute, oboe, B𝄬 clarinet, bassoon, French Horn, trumpet, trombone, three percussionists, violin, viola, cello and double bass. The score is 62 pages with a 39 page analysis preceding the score. Ka has a duration of approximately ... continued below

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1 score (xxxix, 62 leaves) : ill.

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Morgan, Christopher R. (Christopher Robert) December 1993.

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Ka is a one movement composition for chamber orchestra consisting of three sections. The work's harmonic, melodic and rhythmic materials are derived from the Chinese I Ching ("Book of Changes"). The middle section was composed with the aid of a computer program written by the composer. The program generated the interval sequence arrays forming the harmonic basis for the piece. Ka is scored for flute, oboe, B𝄬 clarinet, bassoon, French Horn, trumpet, trombone, three percussionists, violin, viola, cello and double bass. The score is 62 pages with a 39 page analysis preceding the score. Ka has a duration of approximately 10 minutes with no pauses between sections.

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Morgan, Christopher R. (Christopher Robert). Ka: a Composition for Chamber Orchestra in One Movement, thesis, December 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500603/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .