Author

Tongmin Qian

Publication Date

1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bach, Jan

Degree Name

M. Mus. (Master of Music)

Department

School of Music

LCSH

Symphonies (String orchestra)

Abstract

SYMPHONIA FOR STRING ORCHESTRA is a composition in two movements. The first movement is written in sonata form, utilizing the dodecaphonic principle and contemporary animated rhythms in a neo-classic context. The second movement features many special string effects, requiring a variety of new notation techniques. It also furnishes an opportunity for the performers to display their gifts of vlrtuosic skill. Many of my earlier works were based on idiomatic patterns and form common to the music of China, the country where I earned my undergraduate degree. This Syraphonia was written as a demonstration of the compositional techniques I have acquired recently during my two years of study in the United States.

Extent

1 score (30 pages)

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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