Olivier Messiaen's "Cinq rechants": The importance of rhythm as a structural element.

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Title:
Olivier Messiaen's "Cinq rechants": The importance of rhythm as a structural element.
Author:
Wiest, Lori Jean.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Cinq rechants, composed in December of 1948, represents the culmination of Olivier Messiaen's rhythmic exploration. These rhythmic influences, including Greek versification, talas from ancient India, and medieval and Western associations with plainsong, canon, ostinato, and polymeter, drew Messiaen's attention to ways in which to alter rhythms. The techniques which Messiaen discovered enabled him to alter rhythmic patterns through added values, the addition or subtraction of a note, dot, or rest, and augmentation or diminution. An analysis of form, texture, text associations, and meter adaptation within Cinq rechants provides the framework for a study in the application of Messiaen's rhythmic discoveries and inventions.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992. Rechants; Education, Music; Musical meter and rhythm.
Degree Name:
A.Mus.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Skones, Maurice

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleOlivier Messiaen's "Cinq rechants": The importance of rhythm as a structural element.en_US
dc.creatorWiest, Lori Jean.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWiest, Lori Jean.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCinq rechants, composed in December of 1948, represents the culmination of Olivier Messiaen's rhythmic exploration. These rhythmic influences, including Greek versification, talas from ancient India, and medieval and Western associations with plainsong, canon, ostinato, and polymeter, drew Messiaen's attention to ways in which to alter rhythms. The techniques which Messiaen discovered enabled him to alter rhythmic patterns through added values, the addition or subtraction of a note, dot, or rest, and augmentation or diminution. An analysis of form, texture, text associations, and meter adaptation within Cinq rechants provides the framework for a study in the application of Messiaen's rhythmic discoveries and inventions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMessiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992. Rechantsen_US
dc.subjectEducation, Musicen_US
dc.subjectMusical meter and rhythm.en_US
thesis.degree.nameA.Mus.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSkones, Mauriceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKnott, Josefen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilson, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMurphy, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKolosick, Timothyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9028170en_US
dc.identifier.oclc704413713en_US
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