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Composed musics

Pamela Burnard

in Musical Creativities in Practice

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583942
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.003.0007
Composed musics

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This chapter examines the musical creativities of three modern composers who explore the many ways of musical composition for opera houses, concert halls, music theatres, and popular music venues. It briefly discusses composition as an object, and takes a look at identifiable composed musics. It then describes the practices of three modern post-classical composers and illustrates their creativities by discussing the nature of their compositional work, their work in performance, and through performances of their compositions. The chapter also shows how musical creativity becomes a part of the composer's habitus.

Keywords: modern composers; musical creativity; musical composition; music venues; composed musics; compositional work; habitus

Chapter.  17700 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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