Author

Kerr

Date of Award

12-2016

Degree Name

Master of Music

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. Christopher Biggs

Second Advisor

Dr. Lisa Coons

Third Advisor

Dr. Matthew Steel

Keywords

Poetry, music, social justice, masculinity, education

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Abstract Only

Restricted to Campus until

12-15-2026

Abstract

This composition is a three movement work scored for clarinet in Bb, bassoon, trumpet in Bb, tuba, percussion, violin, violoncello, and spoken word. Written by Marcel Price, the poems are the story of a young man and three different landmarks in his maturation. The instruments chosen were picked because the specific instrumentation is without significant historical precedent. Each of the movements features a different combination of instruments creating different moods through timbre with the ultimate goal of keeping the message of the words at the forefront.

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