Title

Quadrabonia

Publication Date

1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bach, Jan

Degree Name

M. Mus. (Master of Music)

Department

School of Music

LCSH

Trombone ensembles

Abstract

QUADRABONIA is a one movement work scored for f our groups of three trombones, each group being in a different corner of a performance space. The tonal material for QUADRABONIA originates from a twelve-tone row and from chromatic lines whose p itch sequences are governed by the Fibbonacci series. This series can also be found in the length of the notes and of certain fugato phrases in the central section of the piece. In contrast to the Fibbonacci basis menti oned above, several sections of the piece are aleatoric. Timbral aspects of the trombone, such as glissandi and muting, are also featured throughout. QUADRABONIA provides an opportunity for the performers to be involved with unusual musical textures and spatial relationships. It is hoped that this piece will be a valuable and unique addition to the trombone choir literature.

Comments

Includes performance instructions||For twelve trombones

Extent

1 score (40 pages)

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

Share

COinS