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The Composition of New Music Inspired by Music Philosophy and Musical Theoretical Writings from Ancient Greece

Morsink, Coreen. 2013. The Composition of New Music Inspired by Music Philosophy and Musical Theoretical Writings from Ancient Greece. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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2. Orestes Chamber, music score, C. Morsink, 2013[1].pdf

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3. erosion, music score, C. Morsink, 2013[1].pdf

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7. Fibonacci in a Black Hole, music score, C. Morsink, 2013[1].pdf

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8. stolen glimpses of eternity, string quartet music score, C. Morsink, 2013[1].pdf

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9. Divine Eros, music score, C. Morsink, 2013[1].pdf

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10. Catharsis for mean-tone organ, music score, C. Morsink, 2013[1].pdf

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11. CD 1, track 1. erosion, by C. Morsink played by Mizuka Yamamoto violin.mp3

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15. CD 2, track 1. erosion by C. Morsink played by Mizuka Yamamoto electronically changed to A=432hz.mp3

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17. CD2, track 3, 12-1 preludes, by C. Morsink played by C. Morsink, electronically changed to A=432hz.mp3

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Abstract or Description

This thesis consists of a portfolio of compositions linked to ancient Greece and a theoretical and historical explanation of the music of ancient Greece which led to the composing of each piece. Every composition explores an aspect of ancient Greek tuning systems or a tuning system that related to Ancient Greece. Compositions for solo violin, solo alto flute, solo quarter-tone alto flute and solo clarinet use monophony as well as harmonics from the overtone series and number series. A chamber work, string quartet and solo piano piece exploit heterophony. Harmony and polyphony based on quarter-tones from ancient Greek style scales are issued in a work for choir and orchestra. The compositions do not reconstruct music from ancient Greece but rather use the ideas of the past as a step forward to new original compositions and a new style of writing.

Item Type:

Thesis (Doctoral)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music

Date:

2013

Item ID:

9149

Date Deposited:

17 Oct 2013 11:47

Last Modified:

31 Jul 2018 17:08

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9149

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