I Love the Color of the Sky for Chamber Ensemble

by Ivan, Jimenez

Abstract (Summary)
The original musical composition I Love the Color of the Sky is discussed analytically in this accompanying essay. This analysis emphasizes how the various processes of the piece, although strongly related to each other, are presented with different degrees of noticeability. This discussion is divided into three sections. In the first part the main features of the piece as well as its genesis in an excerpt from a composition by Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) are described. The second part discusses processes related primarily to texture. My contention is that the piece has an underlying tension generated by hidden and surface structures sometimes in conflict with each other. The third part describes processes related primarily to rhythm through the use of condensation as a metaphor.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Akin Euba; Eric Moe; Alan Shockley

School:University of Pittsburgh

School Location:USA - Pennsylvania

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:06/07/2005

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