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dc.contributor.authorCox, Kayleenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-23T14:50:34Z
dc.date.available2014-07-23T14:50:34Z
dc.date.created2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05132014-123949en_US
dc.identifierumi-10506en_US
dc.identifiercat-002150868en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/4528
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Jun. 11, 2014).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.M.)--Texas Christian University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionCollege of Fine Arts; advisor, Blaise Ferrandino.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractPoetry and music are inextricably linked. Together, words and music can have a profound effect on the listener. Just as a poet carefully manipulates text to create poetry in various lengths and styles, composers also seek to create a meaningful composition by crafting musical elements. When text and music are combined to create a song, there must be a marriage between the text and the music. A composer then becomes not just a musical craftsman, but a poetic scholar as they seek to create a significant composition. E. E. Cummings writes poetry in a nontraditional way, setting text with space and punctuation to create meaning and ambiguity. This study examines how five American composers create musical meaning from Cummings's poem "in Just-." Included in this thesis is a brief biographical background of Cummings, followed by an in-depth textual and formal analysis of "in Just-." A recording of Cummings's own public performance of the poem is examined in a similar fashion. The next section of the paper provides musical analyses of five settings of the poem composed by John Cage, John Duke, Dominick Argento, Priscilla McLean, and Blaise Ferrandino. Each of these five subsections includes brief background, an analysis of form, and commentary on text setting and affect.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleInnocence, experience, and ambiguity [electronic resource] : American composers wrestling with "in just-" by E. E. Cummings (a formal and textual analysis) /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentCollege of Fine Arts
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitCollege of Fine Arts


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