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Plantains in the rain

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dc.contributor.advisor Chen, Yi, 1953- advisor en Wang, A Mao 2012-06-12T13:31:44Z 2012-06-12T13:31:44Z 2012-06-12 2012 Spring en
dc.description Title from PDF of title page, viewed on June 12, 2012 en
dc.description Thesis advisor: Chen Yi en
dc.description Vita en
dc.description Thesis (M.M.)--Conservatory of Music and Dance. University of Missouri--Kansas City. 2012 en
dc.description.abstract "Plantains in the Rain" is an early masterpiece of Cantonese music (a type of Chinese traditional instrumental ensemble music). The piece depicts the pattering of rain drops on plantains in early summer. My composition Plantains in the Rain for orchestra has shown how I got inspiration from the Chinese traditional music, and formed my personal creative concept, in order to compose in Chinese style with Western compositional approach. By slowing down and ornamenting the original theme, contrasting the legato and staccato phrases, altering the rhythm, and employing various dynamics, I attempted to depict the image of the raindrop's pattering sound and the plantains swaying gesture in the rain. I first worked on the piano in a four-hands version, as a study for composing this orchestral work. As the musical textures and the sonority were expanded, the dramaturgy of the piece was also changed. However, the image and the spirit of the original music were shared thoroughly in both versions. ii en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Abstract -- Instrumentation -- Score -- Vita en
dc.format.extent v, 23 pages en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject.lcsh Orchestral music -- Scores en
dc.subject.other Thesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Music en
dc.title Plantains in the rain en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type Musical score en Music eng University of Missouri--Kansas City en M.M. en Masters en

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