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Analysis Of ‘America: A Prophecy’ by Thomas Adès

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Title: Analysis Of ‘America: A Prophecy’ by Thomas Adès
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: TextImage
Language: English
Publication Status: unpublished
Rights Information: Copyright 2012 Shin Young Aum
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-05-23

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