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Title: Portfolio of original compositions, with an accompanying commentary
Author: Boyle, Hugh Martin
ISNI:       0000 0004 5369 1167
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2014
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This submission comprises a portfolio of twelve original compositions (totalling circa 103 minutes of music), accompanied by a written commentary. Recordings of six of the works are included. These works demonstrate my ongoing compositional concerns and document the efforts I have made to develop and expand the techniques used in my approach to composition. I have detailed the process of creating these works in the commentary, with reference to the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and structural processes used in each work. I begin the commentary with two contextual chapters. The first chapter addresses two specific questions, What Kind of Music do You Compose?, and Why Compose? The second chapter attempts provide some background to my main compositional concerns by outlining my approach to harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. In the remaining chapters, I have dedicated one chapter to each work and I have presented the commentaries for the works in the order in which they were composed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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