Document Type

Theses, Masters


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Publication Details

Successfully submitted for the award of Master of Philosophy, (M.Phil) to the Technological University Dublin, 2013.


My M.Phil project consists of eight original musical compositions of varying genre and style, together with accompanying analysis and commentary on these works. The compositions include pieces for full symphony orchestra, string quartet, clarinet quartet, and a number of other chamber works with varying instrumental combinations. Together, the works represent approximately fifty minutes of music, together with over nine thousand words of commentary and analysis. Some of my compositions have already been performed by the contemporary music ensemble, Concorde, and I have also completed a commission, with funds supplied by the Arts Council, for a work which was publicly performed and recorded by the same ensemble at the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art.