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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: A Musical Adaptation
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is an original song cycle for soprano and baritone voices with Pierrot ensemble (flute/piccolo, B-flat clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion), utilizing poetry taken from Autumn Slaughter’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders-Poetry. Of Slaughter’s poetic interpretation of 35 of the diagnoses within the psychiatric manual (the DSM-5), eleven poems/diagnoses are used for this musical work. This document is an analysis of the theoretical constructs of each movement and the musical representation of the poem and diagnosis.
Musical composition|Psychology|Modern literature
Connelly, Krista M, "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: A Musical Adaptation" (2020). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI28024580.