Musical recycling: A study and comparison of Ralph Vaughn Williams' film score for "Scott of the Antarctic" with "Sinfonia Antartica" (Symphony No 7)

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Title:
Musical recycling: A study and comparison of Ralph Vaughn Williams' film score for "Scott of the Antarctic" with "Sinfonia Antartica" (Symphony No 7)
Author:
Heine, Erik James
Issue Date:
2001
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 thesis discusses two aspects of Vaughan Williams' 7th Symphony. Comparison of Sinfonia Antartica and the film "Scott of the Antarctic" reveals that the symphony is a direct derivative of the film score and that the symphony contains no original motivic material of its own. Only minor changes to the film score, such as chronology, orchestration, extensions, and the like, were necessary to rework the material into its symphonic form. The second aspect under discussion is the symphony's harmonic language. The problem with the harmonic content is that the relationships between chords do not follow functional harmonic procedures. However, the harmonic materials used in this symphony can be illuminated through analysis techniques found in the writings of Ernst Kurth, an early twentieth century theorist and specialist in Romantic music.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Music.; Cinema.
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music and Dance
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kolosick, J. Timothy

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dc.titleMusical recycling: A study and comparison of Ralph Vaughn Williams' film score for "Scott of the Antarctic" with "Sinfonia Antartica" (Symphony No 7)en_US
dc.creatorHeine, Erik Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeine, Erik Jamesen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_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 thesis discusses two aspects of Vaughan Williams' 7th Symphony. Comparison of Sinfonia Antartica and the film "Scott of the Antarctic" reveals that the symphony is a direct derivative of the film score and that the symphony contains no original motivic material of its own. Only minor changes to the film score, such as chronology, orchestration, extensions, and the like, were necessary to rework the material into its symphonic form. The second aspect under discussion is the symphony's harmonic language. The problem with the harmonic content is that the relationships between chords do not follow functional harmonic procedures. However, the harmonic materials used in this symphony can be illuminated through analysis techniques found in the writings of Ernst Kurth, an early twentieth century theorist and specialist in Romantic music.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
dc.subjectCinema.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic and Danceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKolosick, J. Timothyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1405040en_US
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