He cried uncle--an opera in one act

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Seth W. Colaner (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Mark Engebretson

Abstract: "The purpose of this project is to present composer Seth Colaner's compositional process, as well as his personal motivation for creating an opera. This project will also establish criteria for his vision in the conception of opera composition as they relate to his work and compositional voice. The thesis includes an informal description of the process of conceiving a specific work, the dramatic and musical properties of the completed work, and the process of producing the opera for a public performance. The informal use of language stems from the nature of the thesis, which is a commentary on the experiences of Seth Colaner as he conceived, wrote, and produced He Cried Uncle. He Cried Uncle is a one-act opera scored for six voices, saxophone quartet, and percussion, and electronic media. The percussion parts consist of crotales, temple blocks (5), brake drums (2), cymbal, snare, conga, and bass drum. The electronic media consists of eight-channel computer playback. He Cried Uncle is divided into five scenes, each preceded by incidental music that accompanies a pantomime. The plot follows a young man's attempt to gain control over his life, his business, and his own mind. The thesis also includes the musical score and a DVD documenting the thirty-minute premier performance."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Seth Colaner, compositional process, opera
Subjects
Opera--Production and direction
Opera--Performance
Composition (Music)

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TitleLocation & LinkType of Relationship
PDF Score of He Cried Unclehttp://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/Colaner_He Cried Uncle COMPLETE SCORE.pdfThe described resource includes the related resource either physically or logically.
DVD recording of He Cried Unclehttp://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/he cried uncle sans applause.movThe described resource includes the related resource either physically or logically.