Text, melody line, and sentogram: Emotion in selected piano works of Claude Debussy

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Title:
Text, melody line, and sentogram: Emotion in selected piano works of Claude Debussy
Author:
Meeker, Rachel Elizabeth, 1964-
Issue Date:
1994
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:
This study examines a technique of applying sentic analysis (established by Dr. Manfred Clynes) to selected piano works by Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin and Des pas sur la neige. Sentograms for anger, grief, hate, joy, and love were visually compared to line graphs of the melodies and melody inversions to discover similar shapes within the line graph, further referred to as musical sentograms. Analysis results were based on (1) the relationship between melodic direction and sentogram structure and (2) the degree to which musical support was provided for those musical sentograms through phrase structure, dynamic intensity, and texture change. Very few musical sentograms were found to have support within the phrase structure or correspondence between melodic direction, dynamic intensity, and texture intensity. The results question the application technique and the validity of sentic analysis as a useful method of musical analysis for these, and other, works.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Music.
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kolosick, J. Timothy

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleText, melody line, and sentogram: Emotion in selected piano works of Claude Debussyen_US
dc.creatorMeeker, Rachel Elizabeth, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMeeker, Rachel Elizabeth, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_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.abstractThis study examines a technique of applying sentic analysis (established by Dr. Manfred Clynes) to selected piano works by Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin and Des pas sur la neige. Sentograms for anger, grief, hate, joy, and love were visually compared to line graphs of the melodies and melody inversions to discover similar shapes within the line graph, further referred to as musical sentograms. Analysis results were based on (1) the relationship between melodic direction and sentogram structure and (2) the degree to which musical support was provided for those musical sentograms through phrase structure, dynamic intensity, and texture change. Very few musical sentograms were found to have support within the phrase structure or correspondence between melodic direction, dynamic intensity, and texture intensity. The results question the application technique and the validity of sentic analysis as a useful method of musical analysis for these, and other, works.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKolosick, J. Timothyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1358523en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b32084092en_US
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