Gilmour, H. R. (2010). Composition portfolio (Thesis, Master of Music (MMus)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/4388
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This collection of original compositions shows a range of themes and styles. Each piece portrays a different concept or idea I have grappled with during the year of composition. Three Angles of Anticipation is a set of three diverse orchestral works each based on the theme of waiting. In contrast, Sad Songs for a Rainy Day and a Broken Heart is a collection of six short pieces written for solo piano which explore the themes of grief and memories. Land of Promise? combines acoustic and electroacoustic techniques to create a work questioning how much we are informed of New Zealand's history, whereas Telemachus is a dramatic work about a Monk killed in a gladiator arena. To conclude, the electroacoustic tape work Ode to a Cricket is a set of three pieces created from the sample of a cricket call. It explores the theme of paying attention to the small and seemingly insignificant details of our world.
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