Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Peter Sculthorpe: Music for unaccompanied cello
by Clark, James, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 46; 1590072
Abstract (Summary)

As a contemporary Australian composer, concerned with finding an "Australian sound," Peter Sculthorpe incorporated elements of Aboriginal music, Asian music, and other unique compositional devices in his music. This paper investigates Sculthorpe's compositional style through analysis of Requiem: for Cello Alone, Threnody, Into the Dreaming, For Justine, and Sonata for Cello Alone, in order to explore his incorporation of Australian characteristics within the context of idiomatic writing for the solo cello.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Doyle, Alicia M.
Commitee: Forney, Kristine, Garrett, David, Hickman, Roger
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Australia, Cello, Composition, Sculthorpe, Peter, Twenty-first century
Publication Number: 1590072
ISBN: 978-1-321-78773-3
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