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dc.contributor.advisorChen, Yi, 1953- advisoren
dc.contributor.authorWang, A Mao
dc.date.issued2012-06-12
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on June 12, 2012en
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Chen Yien
dc.descriptionVitaen
dc.descriptionThesis (M.M.)--Conservatory of Music and Dance. University of Missouri--Kansas City. 2012en
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. iien_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsAbstract -- Instrumentation -- Score -- Vitaen
dc.format.extentv, 23 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14607
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.lcshOrchestral music -- Scoresen
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Musicen
dc.titlePlantains in the rainen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.typeMusical scoreen
thesis.degree.disciplineMusiceng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en


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