Some of the material in is restricted to members of the community. By logging in, you may be able to gain additional access to certain collections or items. If you have questions about access or logging in, please use the form on the Contact Page.
Cuban Scenery and Figurations is a composition for tape and atypical chamber orchestra composed in 2008 - 2009 as part of the requirements for the Doctoral degree in Music Composition at Florida State University. This is a documentation of the implementation of electronic processing in the work. Cuban Scenery and Figurations was inspired as a result of studying a piano piece entitled La Comparsa. Created in 1933 by a Cuban composer named Ernesto Lecuona, the title embodies a traditional parade and ceremony participated in by the community during the annual Cuban Carnival season. This popular celebration unifies the rich, poor, black, and white people from society and is enriched by distinctive Cuban melodies, rhythms, and exotic percussion instruments. Similar to the comparsa procession, the compositions represents the concept of a Carnival parade; as the music slowly moves toward the audience, it brings all the enthusiasm until the last notes of the departing parade disappear in the distance.
A Dissertation submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Music.
Includes bibliographical references.
Mark Wingate, Professor Directing Dissertation; Patrick Meighan, Outside Committee Member; Ladislav Kubik, Committee Member; Clifton Callender, Committee Member.
Florida State University
Use and Reproduction
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). The copyright in theses and dissertations completed at Florida State University is held by the students who author them.