The Music of Sting
Rait, Matthew Joseph
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The relationship between Stings personal creative style and the multiple musical genres he incorporates is the primary focus of this dissertation. This study exemplifies the diverse influences that have molded Stings music throughout his life. An extensive analysis of Stings compositions and an investigation of the widespread stylist tapestry that is demonstrated in his music are considered. From classical to Brazilian composers, from Caribbean reggae to Anglo-folk, to blues, rock, pop and jazz sources, Stings mines the key elements and essence of various genres and weaves the materials into his highly original and inspired compositions.