Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Music



Major Professor

Allen E. Johnson

Committee Members

Donald Bedeson, John A. Lerner, Stephen E. Young, William P. Scarlett


The techniques used in the composition of melody and harmony presented in Paul Hindemith's The Craft of Musical Composition are used in the analysis of the clarinet and piano, a recording, and The Craft of Musical Composition were the materials used in this study. For the most part the construction of the clarinet concerto was consistent with Hindemith's laws of composition as presented in the text. Apart from the derivation of the chromatic scale, the methods and ideas of The Craft of Musical Composition--Series 1, Series 2, the classification of chords, harmonic fluctuation, melodic and harmonic degree-progressions and tonality--are valuable tools for analyzing Hindemith's music.

Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."

Included in

Music Commons