Music, School of


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Tyler Goodrich White

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A Masters Thesis Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Music, Major: Music, Under the Supervision of Professor Tyler Goodrich White. Lincoln, Nebraska: April, 2020

Copyright 2020 Zachary P. Buechner


Chamber Symphony in E♭-Major – “In the Old Style” is a work that explores eighteenth century form and sixteenth century counterpoint through a twenty-first century lens. Cast in the traditional four movements, this piece works to create a single dramatic arc from beginning to end while also allowing each movement to work as a whole on its own. Everything accumulates to the final movement, a fugue and postlude built on Christus ist Erstanden, an Easter hymn by Friedrich Spee, a German Jesuit theologian instrumental in the success of the Catholic Counter-reformation.

Advisor: Tyler Goodrich White

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