Year of Publication

2016

Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Fine Arts

Department

Music

First Advisor

Joseph Baber

Abstract

An original composition in five movements for string quartet, percussion and electric guitar. Majority of the electric guitar parts are marked “quasi-improvisation”, with the intent of allowing the player freedom to explore their own creativity and expand upon the notated guitar parts as desired. The percussion parts, also marked “quasi-improvisation”, allow the player to expand upon the notated rhythms and choose their own combination of muted wood blocks as desired.

The name of this piece and its individual movements pay homage to the author Steven King and his series of books known as the The Dark Tower. Much of the music contained in this piece was written “under the influence” of The Dark Tower. Stand and be true.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/ETD.2016.474

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