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"Antipodes": Ten orchestral compositions. (Original compositions)

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1995
Summary:
Antipodes consists of ten separate orchestral musical compositions, or movements, which explore the dichotomies of life. A variety of compositional styles were employed: memories of Rabbit Ridge, Crusader, Infinite Dreamer, and Centenarian are tonal; Incunabulum, Ridin', Love, and Eschatologic are twelve-tone; and Inception and Termination are aleatoric. Instrumentation varies considerably; e.g., Ridin' is orchestrated for a jazz/rock combo; Love for piano and small orchestra; Crusader and other are for full orchestra. A complete discussion of each piece dealing with compositional method, programmatic intentions, and technical considerations as well as complete computer-generated conductor's scores are included. In addition, a complete performance on cassette tape was also submitted, using the author's computer-based Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) studio and a battery of synthesizers.
Title: "Antipodes": Ten orchestral compositions. (Original compositions).
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Name(s): Ferguson, Reuben David.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Glazer, Stuart, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 192 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Antipodes consists of ten separate orchestral musical compositions, or movements, which explore the dichotomies of life. A variety of compositional styles were employed: memories of Rabbit Ridge, Crusader, Infinite Dreamer, and Centenarian are tonal; Incunabulum, Ridin', Love, and Eschatologic are twelve-tone; and Inception and Termination are aleatoric. Instrumentation varies considerably; e.g., Ridin' is orchestrated for a jazz/rock combo; Love for piano and small orchestra; Crusader and other are for full orchestra. A complete discussion of each piece dealing with compositional method, programmatic intentions, and technical considerations as well as complete computer-generated conductor's scores are included. In addition, a complete performance on cassette tape was also submitted, using the author's computer-based Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) studio and a battery of synthesizers.
Identifier: 15156 (digitool), FADT15156 (IID), fau:11929 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.T.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1995.
Subject(s): Instrumental music--Scores.
Electronic music--Scores.
Orchestral music--Scores.
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/15156
Sublocation: Digital Library
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Owner Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.