Date of Award

8-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Music

Major

Music

Major Professor

Kenneth A. Jacobs

Committee Members

Brendan P. McConville, Daniel R. Cloutier

Abstract

The Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra is a three-movement composition for solo bassoon accompanied by an ensemble of modest proportions. This piece is composed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Master of Music with a concentration in Composition from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Concerto was composed during the 2010-2011 academic year. This paper provides a narrative analysis of the Concerto in terms of the parameters of its musical content, and relationships thereof. In so doing, references are made to related or influential compositions of the last century in respect to genre, style, form, pitch content, rhythm, and orchestration.

cooperconcerto.pdf (1562 kB)
Score to the Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra

cooperconcertoI.mp3 (9441 kB)
Audio Realization, Movement I

cooperconcertoII.mp3 (4798 kB)
Audio Realization, Movement II

cooperconcertoIII.mp3 (5414 kB)
Audio Realization, Movement III

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