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Title:Compositional elements in the music of Ken Schaphorst: A detailed analysis of four works for jazz ensemble
Author(s):Sears, Robert
Director of Research:Carrillo, Teofilo "Tito"
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Carrillo, Teofilo "Tito"
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Pugh, Jim; Carrillo, Carlos; Daval, Charles
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Ken Schaphorst
Jazz Composition
Jazz Arranging
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Band
Composition
Motivic Development
Thematic Development
Sonata Form
Sonata Allegro Form
Extended Solo Feature
Groove Change
Voicings
Vamps
Instrument Pairings
Couplings
Lower Interval Limit
Jobim
Uprising
Mbira 2
How to Say Goodbye
Abstract:This dissertation highlights the compositional elements found in four original compositions by Ken Schaphorst: Jobim, Uprising, Mbira 2, and How to Say Goodbye. Detailed analysis sheds light into extensive motivic and thematic development, the interpretation of sonata form in big band jazz composition, the mechanics of creating extended solo features, effective groove changes that aid development, unique voicings and instrument pairing choices, and other innovative musical devices. This research aims to prove informative and useful for both the aspiring and seasoned composer and arranger.
Issue Date:2020-07-08
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/108448
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Robert Sears
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-07
Date Deposited:2020-08


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