Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Fall 2013

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Music

First Advisor

Lawrence Fritts

Abstract

This composition proposes and implements a way in which to incorporate the pipe organ into a contemporary instrumental setting. Considering the instrument's wide use in concert halls and its popularity with contemporary music, much of the timbre-based music has evaded incorporating it into its settings; for one reason or another, there are currently no timbre-based works composed for organ and chamber orchestra. By using the process of spectral analysis, this timbre-based composition demonstrates one possible way of doing so by investigating timbre similarities and differences between selected ranks of the organ and selected orchestral instruments and mapping them into pitch structures.

Keywords

Chamber orchestra, Concerto, Instrumental setting, Organ, Spectral analysis, Timbre-based music

Pages

xi, 207 pages

Copyright

Copyright 2013 Stas Omelchenko

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Music Commons

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