Date of Award
Master of Music
School of Music
Dr. Stephen Lias
Dr. Samantha Inman
Dr. Jamie Weaver
Dr. Blake Stevens
This thesis explores the compositional technique of speech melody and provides a brief historical overview of speech in music. This thesis also examines recent works (2005-2014) that have sourced their melodies from the spoken word and in turn creates an original composition for wind ensemble consisting of melodies sourced from recordings of members of United States military forces speaking about their lived experiences. In conjunction with the analytical and compositional aspects of this thesis, I also conducted an interview with Dutch composer Jacob ter Veldhuis (Jacob TV). i
Cheek, Kevin, "TELLING STORIES: AN ANALYSIS OF SPEECH-MELODY COMPOSITIONS AND AN ORIGINAL SPEECH-MELODY COMPOSITION FOR WIND ENSEMBLE" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 445.
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