Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Music



Major Professor

Kenneth Jacobs

Committee Members

Jacqueline Avila, Brendan McConville


Les Vosges, a programmatic suite for orchestra in three movements, features dance-like rhythms, folksong-influenced melodies, and formal characteristics and stylistic qualities that combine elements of modern composition with those reminiscent of Baroque dance. Les Vosges was composed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Master of Music with a concentration in Composition from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

This paper offers a supplementary analysis of the Les Vosges while referencing influential compositions and composers of the last century (Milhaud, Grofe, Kodaly, and Holst) regarding musical parameters of form, melody, harmony, rhythm and meter, and genre.

Kahler, Les Vosges Full Score .pdf (3783 kB)
Score to Les Vosges for Orchestra

Kahler, Les Vosges I.mp3 (6142 kB)
MIDI Audio Realization, Movement I

Kahler, Les Vosges II.mp3 (5976 kB)
MIDI Audio Realization, Movement II

Kahler, Les Vosges III.mp3 (5555 kB)
MIDI Audio Realization, Movement III

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