The Tone Clock: Peter Schat's System and an Application to His Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 39 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title The Tone Clock: Peter Schat's System and an Application to His Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 39

Creator

  • Author: Petrella, Diane Helfers
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Paul, Pamela Mia
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Pamela Mia Paul ; Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Phipps, Graham
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Kern, Fred
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: R. Fred Kern

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2002-12
  • Digitized: 2007-07-20

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The scope of this study includes relevant background information on Peter Schat and his compositions and process, an explanation of the Tone Clock system and a detailed analysis of one of his compositions, the Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 39. The intent is to demonstrate how the Tone Clock naturally evolved from the practices of the Second Viennese School and how it relates to both new and existing modern music. The study is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 presents a brief introduction to Peter Schat and the Tone Clock. Chapter 2 provides a more detailed biography of Peter Schat and traces the development and evolution of his compositional techniques, ultimately culminating in the Tone Clock. Chapter 3 provides a basic explanation of the Tone Clock itself, with demonstrations of various components through musical examples and illustrations. Chapter 4 is a detailed analysis of the Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus. 39. Chapter 5 summarizes the results of the study, with special attention to the impact of the Tone Clock on performance from the perspective of the performer. The analysis of the Etudes was completed by using the Tone Clock as an analytical tool, aided by the composer's original manuscript and sketches for the work. The goal of the study is to establish the value of the Tone Clock as both a compositional and analytical tool.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Schat, Peter, 1935- Etudes, piano, orchestra, op. 39.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Music theory.
  • Keyword: Peter Schat
  • Keyword: tone clock
  • Keyword: serialism

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: unt_strict
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Petrella, Diane Helfers
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 52230003
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5517

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Performance
  • Academic Department: College of Music
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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