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  • An algorithmic approach to the generation of non-developing musical structures 

    Reed, Sean (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2011)
    It has been the goal of the author to develop an individual style of musical composition that reflects the personal tastes and convictions of the composer while maintaining relevance to contemporary, recent historical, and ...
  • Beyond the 'Gothic' : Havergal Brian and his orchestral music of the 1930s 

    O'Leary, Martin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2004)
    This thesis presents the most detailed study yet of the music of the English composer William Havergal Brian (1876-1972). It concentrates on the orchestral music written in a single decade — the 1930s — at a time when he ...
  • Brahms's critics : continuity and discontinuity in the critical reception of Johannes Brahms 

    Grimes, Nicole (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2008)
    This thesis draws on the writings of a number of nineteenth-century musical commentators, including Richard Pohl, Hermann Deiters, Selmar Bagge, Adolf Schubring, Franz Brendel, and Eduard Hanslick. These critics were writing ...
  • Chopin's strategic integration of rhythm and pitch : a Schenkerian perspective 

    Hood, Alison Margaret (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2003)
    This thesis synthesises significant aspects of recent analytical approaches and applies that synthetic method to selected works by Chopin. While the method may be regarded as an extension of Heinrich Schenker’s analytical ...
  • The Choral Foundation of the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, 1814?1922 

    O'SHEA, DAVID MICHAEL (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2019)
    The Chapel Royal of Dublin Castle, the household chapel of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was opened for worship on Christmas Day 1814. It was established in imitation of the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace, London, and ...
  • Commentary on the portfolio of compositions 

    Kirby, Jenn (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2016)
    The portfolio contains fourteen compositions with varying instrumentation, ranging from string quartet to laptop orchestra. Of the fourteen compositions, seven are acoustic, six are electroacoustic and one piece is for ...
  • Commentary on the portfolio of compositions 

    van Tonder, Cobi (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2016)
    The portfolio contains seven compositions with varying instrumentation, ranging from string quartet to computer processed voice ensemble to purely electronic forces. Fata Morgana is the largest work in the portfolio and ...
  • Commentary on the Portfolio of Compositions 

    CZERNIAK, ELIS (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2018)
    This thesis, comprised of a portfolio of compositions accompanied by media examples and commentary, traces the evolution of the author?s compositional approach in the search for a manner to present unstable sound that ...
  • Communication and control : issues and aesthetics associated with writing for graphic and traditional notation and the influences of both notational systems on the compositional process 

    O'Connor, Neil (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2011)
    This dissertation investigates such processes along and addresses the separate methodologies involved in the composition of music using graphical or traditional notation. The impact of either notational system upon ...
  • Compositional technique in Henry Purcell's consort music 

    Schab, Alon (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2011)
    The research question: Most of the empirical evidence regarding Purcell's compositional process has not survived. The present study will seek to extract, using internal evidence in the music itself, information regarding ...
  • Debussy's forms of deception : toward a theory of implication, attraction, and tension in the Préludes 

    Shanahan, Daniel Thomas (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2011)
    This thesis examines the role of process in Debussy’s music through analyses of melodic implication, rhythmic projection, and harmonic attraction in the Preludes. It traces the evolution of analytical methodologies that ...
  • Determinism, aleatorism and tradition : the relationship between the analysis and compositional technique of selected music from 1945-64 

    McLachlan, John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2001)
    During the period under consideration in this study, serious music was concerned with a fundamental reassessment of compositional technique and aesthetics. Various different and sometimes opposing techniques were developed ...
  • Dylan in cinema 

    Hodgers, Jonathan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2014)
    [Exerpt from the final paragraph of the summary, page vi] In broad terms, the thesis shows Dylan as highly attuned to the language and construction of film as a means of structuring songs and composing lyrics. Also ...
  • Evolving Sounds 

    KEEGAN, BRIAN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2018)
    Abstract This work concerns the role of musical time and space in relation to the body of compositions that form part of this research. Although these two areas are immense, they are nonetheless unavoidable in music ...
  • The Histories of Charles Burney and John Hawkins: A Cultural Context 

    Conway, Tess (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2018)
    The Histories of Charles Burney and John Hawkins are examined with reference to the observation by Carl Dahlhaus (1983) and Warren Dwight Allen (1939/62) that written history reflects the culture of the age in which it is ...
  • Melting the Boundaries: The integration of ethnic instruments into western art music 

    Stoop, Margaret Collins (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2021)
    Melting the Boundaries: The Integration of Ethnic Instruments into Western Art Music Margaret Collins Stoop PhD Dissertation, Music Composition Trinity College Dublin Abstract This dissertation presents eight original ...
  • Music in Liquid Forms: A Framework for the Creation of Reactive Music Recordings 

    HENNIGAN, KEITH (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2018)
    This thesis aims to research and propose a possible framework or model for the creation and dissemination of liquid music recordings, defining this term in relation to others such as reactive, generative and so on. Results ...
  • Paralanguage and The Beatles 

    DUGGAN, BLAITHIN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2020)
    Scholarship concerning popular song has lent itself to studies throughout the arts and humanities, but it has not received a close study oriented through paralanguage. That is the nonverbal characteristics of speech that ...
  • Paul Dukas's music-text aesthetic : a study of its sources, theory and practice, 1891-1907 

    Watson, Laura (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2008)
  • Premise and compositional working-out : an examination through analysis of Ligeti's changing style 

    Haughey, Helen (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2002)
    In many of his interviews and writings from the mid-eighties, Ligeti talks of a crisis in his compositional output, and his move to a simpler style. This thesis takes the form of three detailed analyses of works which span ...