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The compositional style of keith emerson in Tarkus(1971)for the rock music trio emerson,lake and palmer.

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dc.contributor.author Ford, Peter T
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-10T15:38:07Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T18:58:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-10T15:38:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T18:58:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-10T15:38:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/3914
dc.description.abstract British composer and keyboardist Keith Emerson(b.1944)has composed for various mediums,which include piano,orchestra and rock trio.A consistent level of musical awareness is manifested in all three of these mediums,and a unique compositional style can be identified by studying the rhythmic,melodic,harmonic,and formal language of his music.The subject of this discussion is one representative large-scale work,Tarkus(1971),as it appears on side one of the eponymous album recorded by the rock music trio Emerson,Lake and Palmer (ELP).The Tarkus album was released in 1971 during the early initial ELP period.Theintent of this thesis is to define and document the compositional approaches keyboardist Keith Emerson took when writing the suite Tarkus for Emerson,Lake and Palmer.Following a biographical chapter,this study examines each of the seven movements of the suite,detailing Emerson's compositional treatment of instrumentation,text (where applicable),rhythm,texture,harmony,melody,counterpoint and form.An eclectic analytical approach is taken,with theoretical descriptions of vertical and linear events including traditional functioning harmony,jazz chord symbols,atonal set theory,and other devices.Emerson's compositional collaboration with Greg Lake on certain meovements is also addressed.A Summary and Conclusions chapter ends the study.Tarkus was chosen for analysis for the following reasons:it is oen of the few large-scale works by Emerson with a published score;it contains representative a large-scale work from the beginning of the early initial ELP period,Emerson's most prolific and successful period to date.Emerson's compositional style in Tarkus is consistent with both earlier and later works,as it involves an abundance of harmonic and melodic intervals of a fourth,the use of ostinatos,and the recurrence of compound meters.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Peter T Ford
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rock music--1971-1980.
dc.subject.lcsh Popular music--United States.
dc.subject.lcsh Emerson, Keith, 1944-
dc.subject.lcsh Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
dc.subject.other Tarkus
dc.title The compositional style of keith emerson in Tarkus(1971)for the rock music trio emerson,lake and palmer.
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.graduationmonth August
dc.date.published 1994
dc.description.committeechair Not Listed
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dc.description.degree Master of Arts
dc.description.department Department of Music
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd ILL-ETD-050
dc.description.level Masters
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 162 p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix
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