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Title: Portfolio of compositions
Author: Garrard, Sara L.
ISNI:       0000 0004 9359 189X
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2020
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A portfolio of compositions written for a variety of forces ranging from solo piano to full orchestra, with a central core of vocal music written for female choir. In the accompanying commentaries and analyses of these pieces, I show how I explore ways in which to incorporate medieval influence in contemporary composition, ways to approach setting or otherwise using text, and how music can facilitate a meditative or devotional mood in listeners and/or performers. The chapters examine my compositions in terms of these main concepts, and trace how my music developed alongside my evolving understanding of the concepts. I note an aesthetic marked by simplicity, clarity and restraint in my compositions, and situate my music and this aesthetic in the context of some of my influences and contemporaries.
Supervisor: Farwell, Neal ; Pickard, John Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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