Night is a work in 2 movements, each depicting different aspects or qualities of
night. Several instruments are given solo roles to depict the many parts of a night, from
the wind, stars, moon, and the individual observing the night.
The first movement, an introduction and prelude, brings forth elements of the
overwork. These elements are later developed in the later movements.
The second movement uses the solo clarinet as a character trying to escape an
enveloping night. The dissonance and darkness seem overwhelming at points and
pushing the clamorous clarinet to its extremes.
Advisor:Dinos Constantinides; Stephen Beck; Allison McFarland
School:Louisiana State University in Shreveport
School Location:USA - Louisiana
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/05/2008