Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/333460
Title:
Mountain Views for Chamber Orchestra
Author:
Amstutz, Scott Anthony
Issue Date:
2014
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:
Mountain Views for Chamber Orchestra is a three-movement piece that evokes various geographic and aesthetic attributes of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson Arizona. It makes use of musical elements such as time, theme, color/timbre, and texture from the chamber ensemble that are conducive to the evocation of contours, colors, and polyphonies necessary for the images found in the work. "Early Morning Clouds Descending on the Catalinas," the first movement of Mountain Views depicts the picturesque Catalinas as they are often seen in the mild winter mornings of Tucson. The slow introduction conveys the early dawn and the episodic middle section uses ostinato-like repetitions and sudden juxtapositions of block-like figures that depict a hidden and secretive landscape. "Cancion del saguaro," the second movement is much slower than the previous movement and features a more aria-like treatment yet, still with some repetitious accompanimental figures. This movement depicts a lonely cactus within the mountain landscape with chromatic glissandos that imply scale and incline. "Danzas de sombra," the last movement depicts the mountain face at dusk using white-note collections and contrasting black-note collections that depict bright and shadowy sections of the mountain. This movement is more segmented or episodic with the different sections distinguishable not only by their key areas and modes but also registrally and metrically with a greater use of mixed meter and dance-like rhythms in the black-note shadowy sections.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Catalina Mountains; Chamber Orchestra; Tucson; Music; Arizona
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Asia, Daniel

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMountain Views for Chamber Orchestraen_US
dc.creatorAmstutz, Scott Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmstutz, Scott Anthonyen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
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.abstractMountain Views for Chamber Orchestra is a three-movement piece that evokes various geographic and aesthetic attributes of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson Arizona. It makes use of musical elements such as time, theme, color/timbre, and texture from the chamber ensemble that are conducive to the evocation of contours, colors, and polyphonies necessary for the images found in the work. "Early Morning Clouds Descending on the Catalinas," the first movement of Mountain Views depicts the picturesque Catalinas as they are often seen in the mild winter mornings of Tucson. The slow introduction conveys the early dawn and the episodic middle section uses ostinato-like repetitions and sudden juxtapositions of block-like figures that depict a hidden and secretive landscape. "Cancion del saguaro," the second movement is much slower than the previous movement and features a more aria-like treatment yet, still with some repetitious accompanimental figures. This movement depicts a lonely cactus within the mountain landscape with chromatic glissandos that imply scale and incline. "Danzas de sombra," the last movement depicts the mountain face at dusk using white-note collections and contrasting black-note collections that depict bright and shadowy sections of the mountain. This movement is more segmented or episodic with the different sections distinguishable not only by their key areas and modes but also registrally and metrically with a greater use of mixed meter and dance-like rhythms in the black-note shadowy sections.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectCatalina Mountainsen_US
dc.subjectChamber Orchestraen_US
dc.subjectTucsonen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAsia, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAsia, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWalsh, Craigen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDecker, Pamelaen_US
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