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Compositions, 2000-2002 Wooden, Geoffrey Michael 2002

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Compositions, 2000 - 2002 by Geoffrey Michael Wooden B. Mus., The University of Oregon, 2000  A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Degree Of Master of Music in  The Faculty of Graduate Studies School of Music, Composition  We accept this thesis as conforming to  " The University 6f British Colombia April, 2002 © Geoffrey Michael Wooden, 2002  In presenting  this  degree at the  thesis  in partial fulfilment  University of  freely available for reference copying  of  department publication  this or  British Columbia, and study.  by  his  or  her  The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada  CfOril  'ZOO'Z-  requirements  I agree  that the  representatives.  may be It  of this thesis for financial gain shall not  Department of  DE-6 (2/88)  the  I further agree  thesis for scholarly purposes  permission.  Date  of  is  that  an  advanced  Library shall make it  permission for extensive  granted  by the  understood be  for  that  allowed without  head  of  my  copying  or  my written  Ab$tract This thesis contains 6 musical works totalling 50 minutes of music written for various ensembles including chamber groups of various sizes, electronic music, and combinations of electronic music with live performers. "From the planet of Geoff" is a piece which combines elements of reggae music with rock and roll and contains a section in the style of a broadway musical. It is scored for a mid-sized ensemble (14 instruments and 3 singers) and lasts for about 9 minutes. "Gweetar Myoozak" is piece scored for solo guitar which explores a less tonal environment than most of the other pieces in this thesis. It is organized into three contrasting movements and lasts for about 7 minutes. "Shine" is scored for a medium ensemble (16 intstruments) and an electronic tape. This song, because of the electronics, is included as track 1 on the CD which accompanies this thesis. "Shine" lasts for approximately 6 minutes. "Enough" is the only completely electronic piece in this thesis and the music is comprised entirely of of sounds heard in every day life which are organized into various rhythms. The piece is organized into four major sections which represent nature, industry, technology, and war and lasts for a total of 15 minutes. "Thank You" is a song which was written for my grandmother who helped to put me through the University of Oregon. She was an amazing lady and this song is for her. It is scored for two instruments and voice and lasts for about 8 minutes. "Anthem for a Time of Strange" is a song in a popular style which is scored for an electronic tape and voice. The lyrics describe the composer's current outlook on life and the world situation. It lasts for about 5 minutes.  Table of Contents  Abstract Tabic of Contents  ••'  Acknowledgements  '  v  From The Planet of Geof f  1  Gweetar Myoozak  43  Shine  50  Enough  72  Thank You  7  Anthem For A Time Of Strange  92  -iii-  3  Acknowledgements I would like to thank Dr. Stephen Chatman for his open mindedness, his direct and sometimes humbling honesty, and for being the best composition teacher I have had the opportunity to work with in my career as a composition student. I would also like to thank Dr. Keith Hamel for introducing me to electronic music which I am now madly in love with. Also, I owe a big thank you to Hitomi, who has faithfully put up with all of my craziness during these two years of graduate school and who has helped me to finally start growing up a little bit. Finally, I would like to thank my family for supporting my decision to study music instead of something more "realistic." In particular, I owe the biggest thanks to Mom for supporting me, not only financially, but in many, many other ways as well. Thank you all....  -iv-  Froto  the  P i a n e *  Wooden  Geoffrey  Fall, 2000  -l-  of  Geoff  From the Planet Qf Geoff For: Clarinet, E-f lat A l t o Saxophone, Horn.Trumpet, 2 T e n o r Trombones, Tuba, Drum S e t E l e c t r i c (Suitar, Soprano, A l t o , Tenor, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass (Double Bass or E l e c t r i c )  lyrics: I am dreaming o f a coconut t r e e , Down by t h e sea, W h e r e I sit j u s t a sippin' my long island iced tea. Suddenly it comes to me, W h e r e I need t o be, Home, where my body is sleeping without me. I tell myself I'm s o r r y but my spirit, it needs to fly. M y body's too heavy so I guess I'm going to have t o leave it behind. I hope it doesn't sound like I want to die, all this talk o f flying. I t ' s j u s t t h a t sometimes, I dream t h a t I'm really alive. I am floating on this could o f mine, O n Hawaiian time, W h e r e t h e water's so clear it mirrors my mind. A n d so what do I find? R e f l e c t e d in this dream o f mine, A picture o f myself j u s t as clear as this sky. I t may sound c r a z y but sometimes I cannot tell if I'm awake or asleep. I t ' s cloudy and hazy and I wonder if my life is really what it seems. I t seems t h a t my dreams a r e j u s t too real, or could it be, T h a t in reality, I'm j u s t a part o f your dream? Could we be dreaming now? W e all are sleeping, universally, Awake in this dream, Asleep in our beds, so comfortably. A n d so what does this mean? W e can continue to sleep, O r we can wake ourselves up and have a cup o f c o f f e e . Although I may be dreaming, it feels j u s t as real as can be. A n d if I wake up, t h e n what in t h e world would happen t o reality? I t seems t h a t t h e s e dreams a r e j u s t too real and so what should I f e e l ? 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BbCI,  Tempo I  I  -  =  Hn.  ff  mm  BbTpt.  ff  Tbn.I  ff  m'm'ffl'ffl r pr f,|  3  3  3  P P P P P  T P  3  rpr  pr r n r p 7  We alt are sleep  1  _3  Vln.H  1  -  ing...  P P P T  prprprp'rpr pffFf  Un-i-vers-al-ly.-  3_  ~ff I Via.  r—3-.  3-i ,  3  " J AI AI A C T ff 3  .1  S  r — 3—-.  3_  r—3-  •NJ Al jiff TO/-  -36-  *pr"Pr  mf  i  mp  ii  BbTpt.  pp  mp  dp  mp  mp  P  pp  pp  7»p  r  mp  mp  pr  mf :  mp  J  D. S.  ,  .—f-»— - •—1  —tt —- - • p..g—( M  M  • rf>  r r '-'-p  A-wake in mis  A-sleep in our beds,  dream, _  so  com  -  for-ta - My.  m m  Vln.I  PPP  Via II PPP  PPP  PPP  mp -37-  ifZljfo 3 AltSx.  4' 'nJflJiJ'j'  f  > BbTpt.  ri; ri?r grg'r grt?r gr t 'rt?r Pr gr p'rprErjrc'rgrfFF? -OH, rrr  t ft fwftlf ft.. h . . J  —i  p  f p  Rf »-r FFFf fiu 1  -  te  —ri  P'P'  We can con-tin-ue to  And so what does this mean?_  VlaH  =—  -38-  mp  •  f -  —r——r  •  ' ' P  sleep, _  mp  m  Alt. Sx.  mp  Hb.  BbTpt.  riiriir prp'rprpr iif PT pr prprp'rprpr PCP r prFFfff 1  'p r p rp Al - though I may be  mf  *J J JJ J] Al - though I may be  mf  J J J * J i'l'rp p P r Or we can wake ourselves  up and have a cup  of cof - fee.  Vln.I PPP  8*>-  Al-though I _may_be_  r T"  PP  m pp  PPP  pp  PPP  -39-  PP  -41-  molto rit.  Slower ( J . = 7s)  Alt Sx.  /7\ Hn.  ppp BbTpt.  - PPP  Tbn.n PPP  mf^==~ pp  /a-.  .3. 'PPP  E.Gtr.  mm r^ J  * J J  j  Well I jsut  ask my-self.  Could I  be dream - ing  \1? Vln.1  S7\  pp  r  r  3-,  pp  .3-  1PH  Via. PP  m  PPP  p* r •42-  P*  r  PPP  for  solo  Geoffrey  guitar  Wooden  Winter, 2001  © Geoffrey M. Wooden, 2001  -43-  Expressively Spooky ( J = «o)  f7\ o 15-  Steel String Acoustic Guitar  ^1  (Let all harmonics ring as long as possible).  P  PP -  o  P  l VII  XII  /TS  nyp  mp  -AA-  TWp 2 1  7 o  19-  mf XII  1  —J—JJJ.  —Ht  mp  n J  ______  —FT  "  e  e  te  1  4^9  n  ;  J)  1  "  o  19-  P -45-  o  -46-  -47-  -48-  ///  -49-  Sh In  G e o f f r e y  P  Wooden  Fall, 2001  (This piece is track 1 on the accompanying Cb)  -50-  Shine For: Flute Oboe Clarinet A l t o Saxaphone Bassoon Horn Trumpet Trombone Percussion: Rainstick Medium Tarn Tarn Suspended Cymbal Triangle Tubular Bells Acoustic Guitar Harp Electronic Tape 2 Violins Viola Cello Double Bass  Performance Note: T h e r e is a two measure introductory pulse on t h e electronic tape which is identical to t h e "bass drum pulse" in t h e f i r s t two measures o f t h e top s t a f f o f t h e electronic tape part. T h i s is to allow t h e conductor to find t h e tempo b e f o r e t h e piece o f f i c i a l l y begins.  All sounds on t h e electronic t a p e were e i t h e r c r e a t e d in G e o f f r e y Wooden's home studio were downloaded f r o m t h e internet and are, to t h e best o f t h e composer's knowledge, copyright f r e e .  © Copyright Geoffrey M. Wooden, 2001  -51-  -52-  I  -54-  -55-  -56-  -58-  -62-  -64-  -65-  -68-  -70-  -71-  Enough for CO or Electronic Tape  G e o f f r e y  Wooden  Winter, 2002 (This piece is track 2 on the accompanying CO)  All sounds used in "Enough" were e i t h e r c r e a t e d in G e o f f r e y Wooden's home studio or were taken f r o m t h e E M U Sound L i b r a r y ( E S I - 3 2 Production Soundset, vol. 12) which t h e composer purchased f r o m E M U Systems Inc. and has permission to use.  © Copyright, Geoffrey M. Wooden, 2002  -72-  Th$nk  You  Geoffrey  Wooden  Winter, 2002  -73-  Thank You For: Voice, Acoustic Guitar, and Cello  Lyrics: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Maybe, somehow you can hear me. Even though you're a world and a half away. You were a nightmare, even f o r t h e prince o f Lebanon, N o t to mention the r e s t o f us. You were harder than an iron And your breath was always on f i r e , But your words could be so cold, And your ways, they seemed so old. So nothing that you did ever made all that much sense to me. So you seemed like an easy t a r g e t to hit. Someone in another world who would put up with all my shit. But when you slapped me across t h e face that's where reality hit. Maybe, when I'm older I might turn out to be j u s t like you. And what a scary thought t h a t is. But it's not quite as frightening as if I stayed exactly t h e same. I was quite a nightmare f o r you, too. I stole your cigarettes, And I put them in my pocket with some o t h e r regrets. And a f t e r all the trouble, I went sifting through t h e rubble. I had never understood j u s t what you were trying to say. Now it's my turn to say something to you. I missed my chance and now I am way way overdue. For all those years o f crazy shit t h a t we went through. Now that your f i r e has burned itself to t h e ground. And your smoke is starting to clear. I have an image, though there's still a couple clouds in my eyes. I can almost see your real shape. You were smart enough f o r a scholarship, But you couldn't even pay f o r t h e airplane ticket, So you saved that dream and you gave it to me, And it's finally become a reality. And now I can finally say t h a t today, I see you dancing in a d i f f e r e n t way. I t seems that colors have replaced those shades o f grey. Your sun may have s e t already and I could still rain today, But it's ok, it's ok, it's ok. © Copyright Geoffrey M. Wooden, 2002  -74-  -75-  Vce.  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J**Jm[ * •  J~**Fw  (hmm)_  Gtr. w  W  W  mp  w  mf  mm  Vic.  mf  > mp  P  Vce.  j j j ti ifflJTtJi 'FHiTf] rjii-Tni  Gtr.  -—0 1—0 -i 0  Vic.  y  / T r j 1 f-,.|  tf  *0 0 — 9  -d  Qfj  JTTJ  r  f  ( mf  Vce.  — — -0—-* 0 J0 -0 -0-0 -0-0 -0-0  T  f  ¥  '  =  = t—3—i  rrrrrmj f f l S JJJJ JJ •9w 0 w 0  Gtr. 8  W  1  WW  P j r = Vic.  rif.  ^n  — -90-  L - «  J  i  i——i—  f j I'M  r  .TJ  i  1  i  J"—~j—-—j—  J JJ JJ "JJ J J  J  1 "  r  j  j  JUL  ]  XT  —  =—  -91-  :_8  J_o pp  J  An then  For A 7/>e  G e o f f r e y  Of  Strange  Wooden  Winter, 2002  (This piece is track 3 on the accompanying CO)  -92-  Anthem For A Time Of Strange  For:  Voice accompanied by CD or Electric Tape  Lyrics: Here, in this funny time of weird, life can be as queer, As a rhombitruntated isosidodecahedron. Now you may think that sounds bizarre, but think about where you are, This place aint exactly full of reason. Maybe our train is o f f the rails, maybe our ship has set its sail, And there's no one on board. Now, the light is growing dim and I suggest you learn to swim, Cause this boat won't float anymore. You see our horse is going away. Our collective brains have let go of the reigns. This may sound completely insane. But look at how things have changed, Yes it's getting quite strange. I f your canoe is full of holes and your paddle is broken, Maybe you should let it go. But whatever it is you choose, Just put on a smile and do it in style and you'll almost never loose. I think our moped's out of fuel and it's hard to fine a mule, Who'll take you through the snow. So if the chain falls off your bike, you may just have to hike, To get to where you want to go. And so, onward I go, trodding through the snow in my Versace high heels. And though I may be rather slow, I know that this is faster, Than a car with no wheels. Don't let your beer run out of bubbles or your soda go flat. Then you'll really have some trouble, but it's not quite that bad. Just keep walking your way, And if people stare at your purple hair then at least you'll be able to say, I do it my own way. And so, onward I go, still pushing through the snow in my Versace Couture, And even though it gets so cold, I won't do what I'm told. Because I'm still immature. Now I no longer ride on the train, I carry my own brain, And though it may insane, I think that being normal is just a game, but I don't know how to play. And so I'm happily strange. The C D and all the sounds it contains were created in Geoffrey Wooden's home recording studio or were taken from the EMU Sound Library (ESI-32 Production Soundset, vol. 12) which the compoeser purchased from EMU Systems Inc. and has permission to use. © Copyright Geoffrey M. Wooden, 2002 -93-  Geoffrey Wooden  In a popular style*  (J = «*> Introduction: (About 20 seconds)  (Beat starts) 4  Voice  ftftftftft 7 drums  Here  in this fun - ny  time of  weird,  Life  can  be as  (approximate rhythm is fine} - -  queer  as  a rhom-bi-trunc-ta-ted i-so-so-do-dec - a - he - dron.  J f rr ' J 1  Now you may think that sounds bi - zarre,.  *_ J  7 ft  *  m m m  P CJ LT  May - be  <^«h  m  This place aint ex-act - ly  are.  i  our train is  r  And  r  there's  off  but think a-bout where you  full of  rea - son.  J • 0 the  J]  no - one  rails  on  * Because this song is written in a popular style, improvisation is encouraged. All melodies and rhythms can be changed as long as they still fit the character of the piece. The words, however, should not be changed. -94-  May - be  board..  P  #  our ship  has  J# set  its sail,  f, Now  the light  is  grow-ing  dim  And  I  •  P  +  sug - gest you learn to  t cause this  horse  boat  is  won't  float  go - ing  brains  have  let  go  changed  K  =#=1 -)  Yes  it's  your ca - noe  t>  1  J  of  the  col - lec  -  tive  E= reigns..  But look at how things have  in - sane.  J  § CJ If  Our  J  *  You see our  a - way.  This may sound com - plete - ly  1  a - ny - more.  J  h  7  swim.  -  ~  get - ting  is  full of  1  =  «  May - be  you  =  •  quite  holes  —  —  And your pad - die  —  •1 J' should  strange..  let -95-  •  •  it  go..  J  \  1  is  brok - en,—  J J J J * T ^  f  m  But  what - e - ver it  is  TO - * • « = « ?. 3 = m  m  put on  m  m  you  a  'J  a smi-le and do it in sty-le and you'll  I think our mo - ped's out of  who  So  m  if  will  take  you  the chain falls off your  to  get  rfl ^—' al-most  fuel  through  the  to  on - ward  I  1>  loose..  a  mule.  You may just have to  hike.  snow..  And  go..  J so  ne-ver  And it's hard to find  bike,  where you want  Just  choose,  J  *  J j  trod - ding through the  go,-  -96-  snow.  » in  my  4 uthough  Ver - sa - ce  r  L-T  I  may  fast - er  than  Don't let  be  car  your beer run  ther  slow,.  with  no  out of  peo-ple  keep  And  walk - ing  stare at your pur-pie  or  trou-ble,  your  hair then at  I  know that  your  so - da  * J. this is  go  but it's not quite that  way..  flat..  bad.  And  least you'll be a-ble to  I -97-  J  wheels..  bub-bles,  Then you'll real - ly have some  Just  M i  high heels.  J  ra  a  !  do  it  say..  my own  if  (guitar solo).  \697  (strings return) -  7 And  way..  • on - ward  in  my  e - ven though  I  still  go,.  Ver - sa - ce  it  gets  *  push - ing  m  through  the snow  And  Cou - ture.  so  I  cold,_  J  J  won't  do  *  what I'm  3=£ told  be - cause  I'm  still  J»  im - ma - ture.  —0— Now  r=r=t I  no  4^5 brain  277  long - er  ride  al - though  I  on  the  train..  *  •  J  may  look  I  J  car - ry  my own  =i I  in - sane.  think  that  rit.  $LT U Lf U be - ing  nor - mal  is  just  a  game,.  -98-  but  I don't know  how  to  play,.  (slower)  :  J And  so  I'm  hap - pi  strange.  Outro: (About 20 Seconds)  -99-  

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