Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
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.
Copyright 2013 Stas Omelchenko
Omelchenko, Stas. "Concerto for Organ and Chamber Orchestra." PhD diss., University of Iowa, 2013.