ATKINSON, Timothy David

M.M.A NZ School of Music (Victoria + Massey) 2013 Pages: 42

Thematic Process and Motivic-Developmental Approaches to Composition in three works for Jazz Orchetra

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Link to Thesis: http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10063/3458/thesis.pdf?sequence=2

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This exegesis examines key structural processes found in selected large-scale, extended compositions for jazz orchestra, with a particular focus on composers Maria Schneider, Darcy James Argue, Jim McNeely. These composers are archetypal jazz orchestral composers and are currently active. I will discuss their approaches to structure and the formal function of musical materials within selected compositions...

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