Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

C. Curtis-Smith

Second Advisor

Dr. Robbert Ricci

Third Advisor

Dr. Richard Adams

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The arrangement of this composition is based on chamber orchestra. The piece which is very classical structure was written not only by the harmonic theory of chromaticism and mode mixture but also by a sort of contrapuntal skill for its essential musical languages by me. In addition, the music form of the whole piece can be described as three movements with one introduction, though it should be played without any interruption or break between each movement.

As the title "Omen," we can find that there is a crucial harmonic motive, augmented triad, hidden in the introduction of this piece, and they are always resolved to the harmonized chords. Thus, the augmented triad is the key of this whole piece. I used this dissonant chord to hit the dangerous omen which is always ignored by most of people. Finally, this dissonant chord is not resolved to a consonant one in the end of the whole piece. It means that the perilous omen always occurs after the ignorance of people.

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