For such a time as this : classical music and 9/11.

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dc.contributor.advisor Boyd, Jean Ann. Phillips, Ariana S. 2012-08
dc.description.abstract This thesis takes as a foundational principle the conviction that music is a vital component of the process of mourning. From this foundation, I focus on three of classical music's responses to 9/11: John Adams' On the Transmigration of Souls, John Corigliano's One Sweet Morning, and Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11. The first chapter sets up analytical paradigms for the use of music in expressions of mourning, while the second applies those paradigms to music of the past. The third chapter discusses the compositional histories of each contemporary work, and chapter four analyzes structural characteristics that augment their expressive qualities. Chapter five focuses on the relationships between each work and memory, as well as the messages those entail. Aspects of reception history, including performance records and critical responses, form the basis of the sixth chapter, while chapter seven argues for these works' importance in the ongoing process of mourning 9/11. en_US
dc.publisher en
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dc.subject Classical music. en_US
dc.subject 9/11. en_US
dc.subject Adams, John (1947-) en_US
dc.subject Corigliano, John (1938-) en_US
dc.subject Reich, Steve (1936-) en_US
dc.title For such a time as this : classical music and 9/11. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.M. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Music. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. School of Music. en_US

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