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dc.contributor.advisorChen, Yi, 1953-eng
dc.contributor.authorHummer, Betheng
dc.date.issued2012-06-12eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF og title page, viewed on June 12, 2012eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Chen Yieng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.M.)--Conservatory of Music and Dance. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012eng
dc.description.abstract'The Waters' is a piece inspired by nature and the ways water manifests itself in nature. Water can exist in such varied ways, from a flowing river to destructive hail to delicate morning dew. These multiple existences create multiple personalities that are vastly different but inherently linked by the foundation of their existence: water. Water is an ever-changing compound that, when used as musical inspiration, lends itself to a wide range of emotions and sources of beauty. The manifestations of water were carefully chosen to provide contrast. The piece opens with a quick, whimsical flight through the clouds. Leaping intervals and short, punctuated notes embody a lighthearted adventure. The second movement begins slowly, quietly exploring a serene glacier. As the powerful beauty of the glacier becomes more apparent, the music swells in recognition and then dies away. A rainstorm is the focus of the third movement. It begins with the quiet before the storm, the sound of the wind present. As the storm grows, more and more instruments join to surge through the rain. The fourth movement is sparse and empty to represent the mysterious presence of fog. Small gestures are traded between instruments, winding a wispy path through the air. The final movement is meant to capture the majesty of the ocean. Chorale sections played by the brass create a sense of grand vastness while the bright sounds of the woodwinds and percussion reflect on the joy of the water.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsClouds -- Frozen glacier -- Rain -- Fog -- Oceaneng
dc.format.extentvi, 38 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14608eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshNature in musiceng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Musiceng
dc.titleThe waterseng
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.typeMusical scoreeng
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.M.eng


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