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Title: Portfolio of original musical compositions and accompanying written commentary. Commentary
Author: Aljawder, Esam
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis aims to outline my compositional path during the course of my academic study at the University of Bristol for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Musical Composition. It presents three aspects that contributed to the creation qf my own musical language: environment (Bahrain vs Bristol), technique and influences. The commentary divides into two sections: in the first I discuss the influences, and how the bilingual music affected my composition. I argue that traditional music has always been a rich resource for many composers; the writer being one of them, particularly when they have encountered it directly and as a living tradition in early life. The second section embodies the views, ideas and techniques, which are applied in my compositions. The portfolio comprises original compositions arranged according to instrumentation: five songs Lover; I saw you; Your eyes; Love is a body and Flowers for female voice and piano, Vivid Dream for oboe and vibraphone, Volatile for bassoon and piano, Fragments for string quartet, Clarinet Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, and finally Bus Scenes for orchestra.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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