As the title suggests, the theme of this thesis is one of exploration and journey. The journey in question is essentially one of a spiritual nature. The process of conveying this motion in musical terms presented me with many challenges. The musical scores draw their inspiration from cultures as diverse as the rhythms of West Africa the overtone chanting of Tibet and Native American spiritual chants. It is predominantly these sources, that sit outside the European classical tradition, which enable me to write meaningful music that echoes both the philosophical and spiritual ideas I need to communicate. Some of the music presented here, however, gains its impetus from political issues of particular importance to myself. Meditation- double bass; dur. 8 mins. Memories - clarinet and viola ; dur. 2 mins. Invocation - flute, clarinet, violin, cello and guitar; dur. 10 mins. Hidden Song - string quartet; dur 11 mins. Prayer - Eb clarinet, voice, viola, flute and percussion; dur. 10 mins. Why? - flute, clarinet, violin, cello and tape; dur 10 mins. Tribute to Mr, King - organ; dur 20 mins. What has happened to all that Beauty? - string quartet, voice and live electronics; dur. 15 mins. Movements - symphony orchestra; dur. 20 mins. Journey Across the Horizon - voice, mixed voices, chamber orchestra; dur. 45 mins.
|Creators||Clennon, O. D.|
|Publisher||University of Edinburgh|
|Source Sets||Ethos UK|
|Type||Electronic Thesis or Dissertation|
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