The flute music of Stephen Lias: his musical inspiration and compositional process

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dc.contributor Cummins, Linda
dc.contributor Robinson, Thomas
dc.contributor Molina, Osiris J.
dc.contributor Ozzello, Kenneth
dc.contributor Mayer, Carmen
dc.contributor.advisor Schultz, Diane Boyd
dc.contributor.author O'Neal, Whitney
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:35:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:35:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001072
dc.identifier.other ONeal_alatus_0004D_11336
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1554
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Stephen Lias is an accomplished composer and educator. His music spans a wide variety of styles and instrumentation, and his flute works are especially interesting because of this stylistic variety. He became popular in the flute world after publishing his Sonata for Flute and Piano and winning the National Flute Association's Best New Published Work for Mélange of Neumes. The following discussion provides a comprehensive discussion of five works by Lias, chosen because they are his only works that feature the flute. The works are: Central Park Suite, Lecheuguilla, Sonata for Flute and Piano, Glide, and Mélange of Neumes. Each piece is composed in a different style and employs a variety of flute techniques, but they all contain aspects of Lias' individual style. These aspects include repetitive rhythmic motives, memorable melodic themes, and unique forms with traditional roots. This document includes information received through a personal interview with Lias, intended to afford the reader insight into his musical inspiration and compositional technique. Such information will help the performer gain an understanding of the work as a whole and present an interpretation more attuned to the composer's intentions.
dc.format.extent 83 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Music
dc.title The flute music of Stephen Lias: his musical inspiration and compositional process
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. School of Music
etdms.degree.discipline Music
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name D.M.A.


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