All my projects were influenced by a number of research I did, which covers a range of woodwind instruments and different scales, many in the context of distinct cultures and historical periods. Click the category links below to access them. The research posts are also mentioned at the beginning of each project post.
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There are quite a lot of research posts I did for each example of Project 5, which I listed below.
4 – Genres, style and centonization of the Gregorian chant
2 – History of Chinese Music and the pentatonic scale
3 – Chinese folk songs
2 – Scottish Folksongs and Scotch Snap
The Project 6 is about analyzing two compositions from the list given in the course material. As I already had quite an extensive knowledge on the musical form, I didn’t do any additional research, but relied on my previous studies.
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I extended the melodies for Project 7 into longer compositions. Since they were similar in style, I have grouped them into two thematic series – Esquisses for Four Elemental Beings and Two Mythical Places. Thus, I have grouped my research into these categories.
For Esquisses for Four Mythical Beings
For No. 1. Undine – 1 – The Use of Whole-tone Scale until Liszt
3 – Whole-tone Scale and its transpositions; the Russian Composers and Impressionists
4 – Clarinet
For No. 2. Kthonios – 1 – Octatonic scale and Orientalism
3 – Arabic Maqamat
5 – Bassoon
For No. 3. Sylph – 1 – Nonatonic Scale and its Coincidental Use until Tcherepnin
2 – Nonatonic scale in the Music of Tcherepnin
For No. 4. Salamander – 1 – Chromatic scale
2 – Saxophone
Two Mythical Places
For No. 1. A castle neither in the sky nor on the ground
For No. 2. Lazy-Luscious Land