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Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:Analysis of ‘America: A Prophecy’ by Thomas Ades
Author(s):Aum, Shin Young
Director of Research:Taylor, Stephen Andrew
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Taube, Heinrich
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Lund, Erik; Magee, Jeffrey
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Thomas Adès
consistency
unification
opposition
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to show two of composer Thomas Adès’ musical strengths: the consistency with which his work employs durational or intervalic succession, and the unification resulting from continuous motivic transformation. In this thesis, Adès' orchestral work 'America: A Prophecy' will be thoroughly discussed to show how the main concept of the work, opposition is expressed as well as how the music expresses its texts - the Mayan Chilam Balam and the Spanish La Guerra - at both dramatic and structural levels.
Issue Date:2012
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
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Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/31234
Publication Status:unpublished
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 Shin Young Aum
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-23


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