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dc.contributor.advisorBodman Rae, J. Charles-
dc.contributor.authorDevereux, Thomas Jack-
dc.descriptionList of Recordings: Tracks 1-5 The Lights of Ibrahim -- Track 6 Elivagar -- Tracks 7-9 Road to the Heart (Extracts) -- Track 10 Songs of Sorrow and Light (Extracts) -- Track 11 Salve Regina-
dc.description.abstractThis submission for the degree of Master of Philosophy at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, takes the form of a portfolio of creative works (musical compositions) supported by an explanatory exegesis. The Traditionalist School, sometimes also called the perennialist school, was formed by a group of thinkers writing on a number of related topics, including the philosophy of art and aesthetics. The foundational written works of the school were published between 1921 and 1953. The portfolio explores the possibility of developing approaches to the composition of new works in accordance with the doctrinal and aesthetic principles of the Traditionalist School, in particular with the aesthetic philosophy of Frithjof Schuon, one of the founding members of the school. The exegesis explains the origins, central ideas, and aesthetic philosophy of the traditionalist school and proceeds to discuss the ways in which these can be taken as a starting point for developing a compositional approach. This requires a consideration both of general aesthetic concepts, as well as compositional techniques, although the folio focuses more on the former. The completed pieces take these concepts in different directions with each offering a different set of possibilities for further artistic exploration. The following works comprise the creative portfolio: The Lights of Ibrahim for piano trio; Elivagar for string quartet; Road to the Heart: song cycle for baritone and cello; Songs of Sorrow and Light: song cycle for tenor and piano; Salve Regina for SSAATB choir.en
dc.subjectMusical compositionen
dc.subjectmusical aestheticsen
dc.subjecttraditionalist schoolen
dc.subjectperennial philosophyen
dc.titleA Creative Application of Traditionalist Aesthetics to the Art of Musical Compositionen
dc.contributor.schoolElder Conservatorium of Musicen
dc.provenanceThis electronic version is made publicly available by the University of Adelaide in accordance with its open access policy for student theses. Copyright in this thesis remains with the author. This thesis may incorporate third party material which has been used by the author pursuant to Fair Dealing exceptions. If you are the owner of any included third party copyright material you wish to be removed from this electronic version, please complete the take down form located at:
dc.description.dissertationThesis (M.Phil) -- University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, 2018en
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02 Track 2.mp3Track 21.38 MBmp3View/Open
03 Track 3.mp3Track 31.85 MBmp3View/Open
04 Track 4.mp3Track 41.09 MBmp3View/Open
05 Track 5.mp3Track 51.09 MBmp3View/Open
06 Track 6.mp3Track 624.09 MBmp3View/Open
07 Track 7.mp3Track 71.04 MBmp3View/Open
08 Track 8.mp3Track 84.69 MBmp3View/Open
09 Track 9.mp3Track 95.14 MBmp3View/Open
10 Track 10.mp3Track 104.71 MBmp3View/Open
11 Track 11.mp3Track 115.12 MBmp3View/Open

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