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dc.contributor.author Amend, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T20:05:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T20:05:44Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-02
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20749
dc.description.abstract Cave Paintings By Firelight is a single movement work composed for wind symphony. The piece revolves around an eight-note collection that is reduced to prime form (012356t). There is also a heavy emphasis on the pitch-classes C and F#. Many of the harmonies and melodies are symmetrical around these pitches in pitch-class space. Most of the melodic movement of the piece is found in the woodwinds which are juxtaposed against the relatively static brass with the percussion used to emphasize transitions into new large sections. The piece was greatly inspired by imagery. The main image for the piece is a large cave in which a primitive man is painting on a wall; he is lit by a single bonfire. The light (the brass) is ever- present, static on the surface, but nuanced and dynamic in deeper layers. The painter (the woodwinds) slowly builds his masterwork with long determined strokes that meld and interact with the light as each new layer is added. Meanwhile, the cave (the percussion) constantly reminds the painter of its role in this scene. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject score, wind ensemble, cave, paintings en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Symphonies (Wind ensemble) -- Scores
dc.title Cave Paintings By Firelight en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Music en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Music en_US
dc.description.advisor Gilbert, Peter
dc.description.committee-member Obermeuller, Karola
dc.description.committee-member Barlow, CK


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