Title

An in-depth analysis of original compositions

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music

First Advisor's Name

Sam Lussier

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Michael Orta

Third Advisor's Name

Joel Galand

Date of Defense

6-13-2007

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is two-fold. It presents six original pieces composed and arranged by the author, and it provides a thorough analysis of each. The compositions draw from many different musical genres: contemporary jazz, swing, funk, fusion, soul, neo-soul, and rhythm and blues. The applications of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic techniques derived from these genres can be found in these original compositions. These compositions are inspired by -- and attempt to narrate --life experiences. Parallels between life and music are drawn and explained. By way of introduction, some information is given regarding the ensemble that first performed these original compositions. The ensemble comprised trumpet, tenor saxophone, keyboards, piano, electric bass, upright acoustic bass, drums, and percussion.

Identifier

FI14060123

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