SANCTUARY: An opera in one act; Analysis and narrative-memoir of the collaborative-compositional process

dc.contributor.committeeChairFischer, Peter
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBerry, Michael F.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDi Poppa, Francesca
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDolter, Gerald
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJocoy, Stacey
dc.creatorDevet, Katherine E.
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-4843-488X
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-13T15:03:45Z
dc.date.available2019-11-13T15:03:45Z
dc.date.created2019-08
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.date.submittedAugust 2019
dc.date.updated2019-11-13T15:03:45Z
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation consists of an original chamber opera, a piano reduction of the same, and discussion of the methodology and collaboration inherent in the creation of this piece. Sanctuary is an original, one-act opera written for soprano and baritone, accompanied by piano, woodwind quintet, and string quintet, using a one-act play of the same name as the libretto. The libretto, written by playwright Orada Lelanuja, has a somewhat non-traditional format and follows a couple working through issues in their marriage through a series of parallel but intertwined monologues. Capturing the emotional complexity of Lelanuja’s prose posed unique compositional problems, resulting in a through-composed piece where the text, rather than the harmonic movement, takes center stage. Despite the sometimes complicated harmonic material, enforced through tonality more by assertion than traditional relationships, there is a deliberate emphasis on ease of performance, especially in the vocal parts. This is done to make the final product accessible to musicians at a variety of levels as well as their potential audiences. The musical and compositional journey of this piece is discussed through an exploration of the narrative of its creation.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/85402
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectOpera
dc.subjectComposition
dc.subjectCollaboration
dc.subjectCompositional process
dc.titleSANCTUARY: An opera in one act; Analysis and narrative-memoir of the collaborative-compositional process
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentMusic
thesis.degree.disciplineFine Arts - Music
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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