Nature: happiness, anger, sadness, and joy
Moon, Ji Eun
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The dissertation consists of two parts. The first part is an original composition for orchestra. The work is scored for 2 piccolos, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 2 tubas, 5timpani, bass drum, tambourine, suspended cymbal, 4 tom-toms, 2 triangles, gong, glockenspiel, harp, piano,10 first violins, 8 second violins, 8 violas, 6 cellos, 6 contrabasses. The second part of the dissertation presents stylistic discussions, including musical aspects, instrumental techniques, and analytic studies that focus on the influence of harmony, and orchestration on the structure of the work. These studies explore the fundamental compositional ideas of Nature and use analytical tools to guide the listeners to a comprehensive understanding of the work.