Date of Award
Master of Music
Dr. Robbert Ricci
Dr. Matthew Steel
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This composition represents four variations of a projected total of nine. The variations are based on the number nine having a nine-note theme that utilizes a nine-note scale. Nine is also prominently featured in the meters, rhythms, and harmonic construction. The main harmonic consideration is pandiatonicism using the nine-note scale, although bitonal chords, positioned a ninth apart, are used quite prominently also.
The work is for full orchestra, augmented with saxophone, harp, piano, and four percussionists.
Barber, Nathan R., "Four Variations on a Theme of Nine" (1999). Masters Theses. 5271.