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Works for Caribbean Orchestra: Compositions Reflecting the Music of Grenada and the African Caribbean Diaspora
In this thesis, the music and history of Grenada and the African Caribbean diaspora provided inspiration for compositions featuring a seventeen piece orchestra with an emphasis on form, structure, harmony, rhythm, melody ...
The 'Jazz Gene': Examining the Use of Jazz Aesthetics in Hip-Hop Music
This thesis is made up of 7 original compositions that aid in exploring the common cultural traits and practices of African-American music referred to using the metaphor of the Jazz Gene. These conventions are historically ...
Three Rock Music Compositions and the Groups that Inspired Them: The Beatles, Yes, and Led Zeppelin, From 1967 to 1972
This thesis presents three of my popular music compositions and places these works in their historical context. The discussion spans the years 1967 to 1972, when British popular music in general and the Beatles in particular ...