DOI

10.17077/etd.2bf9oi00

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Spring 2014

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Music

First Advisor

Gompper, David

First Committee Member

Fritts, Lawrence

Second Committee Member

Heidel, Richard

Third Committee Member

Iverson, Jennifer

Fourth Committee Member

Arndt, Matthew

Abstract

The title of the work, Beneath a Canvas of Green, is in reference to the many walks I used to take during the summers while growing up in northern Minnesota. I love the way the sunlight shines through the leaves--especially when there is a bit of wind to make the light dance and flicker. I am also fascinated by the way in which the many things I pass by in life on a regular basis can appear so differently, depending on the time of day, season of the year, or mood I am in at the time. These thoughts were at the forefront as I composed Beneath a Canvas of Green. From the rush of sounds that open and close the piece, to its calm and delicate interior, the work utilizes a singular melodic idea viewed through a variety of different lenses.

Keywords

composition

Pages

v, 70 pages

Copyright

Copyright 2014 Aaron Aldon Perrine

Included in

Music Commons

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