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dc.contributor.authorRothschild, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-01T22:31:28Z
dc.date.available2011-07-01T22:31:28Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-01
dc.date.submittedMay 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/12807
dc.description.abstractOn a Rose of Coals is a single movement composed for string quartet and is approximately eleven minutes in duration. The work revolves around ostinati which incorporate rhythmic characteristics of West African and Balkan traditional music, against which are set melodies which emphasize the conflict between a bitonal and composite reading. Polyrhythmic structures and assymetrical rhythms dominate the work, and are used to effect many of the metric modulations between sections of the piece. The tension between a solid, relatively stable modal center and a melody which continually pulls toward disintegration of tonal stasis characterizes the work at large. The final section explores the inherent dissonances in a seemingly tonal ostinato, a discord which ultimately eclipses the sense of tonal and rhythmic stability entirely.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectString Quartet Scherzo Balkan African rhythmsen_US
dc.subject.lcshString quartets -- Scores
dc.subject.lcshScherzos (String quartet) -- Scores
dc.subject.lcshVariations (String quartet) -- Scores
dc.titleOn a Rose of Coals: Scherzo and Variations for String Quarteten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeTheory and Compositionen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Musicen_US
dc.description.advisorShultis, Christopher
dc.description.committee-memberHerman, Richard
dc.description.committee-memberKostur, Glenn


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