Thesis Title

Canticles: 5 Songs For Chorus And Orchestra

Author

Jason Salazar

Date of Graduation

Summer 2006

Degree

Master of Music

Department

Music

Committee Chair

John Prescott

Keywords

music score, orchestra, chorus, composition, sacred music

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

Canticles: 5 Songs for Chorus and Orchestra is a multi-movement work composed for a large SATB chorus and full symphonic orchestra. Comprised of texts taken from the biblical books of Psalms and Revelation, this work is intended to be performed in a church setting. Each song has a specific theme, and the music attempts to capture each topic by using certain musical devices and various orchestration techniques. From the lively, yet powerful opening strain of Praise the Lord, to the intimate setting of Psalm 23, each song harbors its own identity, while maintaining a sense of overall unity with the other songs. Musical motifs that are used throughout the opening four pieces are unified together by their subtle restatements in the closing powerful song.

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© Jason Salazar

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