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COMPOSITIONS  by  HANK HAN YANG HSIEH  B.Mus., University of British Columbia, 2001  A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF  MASTER OF MUSIC  in  THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES  (Composition)  THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  October 2005  © Hank Han Yang Hsieh, 2005  ii  ABSTRACT  The thesis for the Master o f M u s i c degree i n Composition consists o f a recital o f original works composed during graduate study. The student is expected to have written for the recital approximately an hour o f music for various media. M y compositions were performed on Titles  Date  Length  Threads over a silent haze  M a r c h 9,2003  9'56"  Prelude for String Quartet  February 12, 2004  5'34"  Unknown Journey  M a y 17,2005  3'59"  Love  M a y 17,2005  4'43"  Stay Here  M a y 17, 2005  5'41"  1 love you (based on Folksong by Huang Jing-Ya)  October 26, 2005  4'46"  October 26,2005  15'33'  Miniature for Clarinet, Cello, Guitar, and Percussion  iii  TABLE OF CONTENTS  Abstract  ii  Table o f Contents  iii  Acknowledgements  iv  COMPOSITION 1  Threads over a silent haze  Instrumentation  1  2  COMPOSITION 2  String Quartet "Prelude"  32  COMPOSITION 3  Miniatures  43  Instrumentation and Special Notation  44  Program Notes and Performance Directions  45  I.  Gliding  46  II.  /fr  53  III.  Veda's Dance  56  IV.  Little Song i n D  68  V.  Interlude  69  VI.  Midnight *Sol light  72  VII.  Twilight  77  COMPOSITION 4 Lyric  List o f Tracks on C D  @  (I love you)  83 84  100  ACKNOWKEDGEMENTS I would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following individuals and organizations; without their support, the completion and performance of the works contained herein would not have been possible: Chung-Hsung Hsieh, Tsai-Lin Lee and Sandy Pei-Hua Hsieh Dr. Dorothy Chang Dr. Stephen Chatman Dr. Keith Hamel Dr. William Benjamin Dr. John Roeder Dr. Eugene Wilson Johnny Chiang Susan Chan Kim Hsieh Huang Jin-Ya Teresa Lee Grace Mo Diane Chan David Chang Siaw-Kin Lee Emily Shapiro Bo Peng Ryan Enns Annabelle Ip Monica Min Young Lee Colin Pridy UBC Symphony Orchestra Victoria Symphony Orchestra Borealis String Quartet The Office Staff of UBC School of Music The UBC Audio Recording Department and many others.  threads aver a silent haze for  orchestra  Hank Hsieh (February 2003)  threads over a silent haze INSTRUMENTATION  2 Flutes 2 Oboes 2 Clarinets in Bb 2 Bassoons 2 Horns in F 2 Trumpets in Bb Vibraphone Marimba Glockenspiel 1 Harp Violins I, II Violas Cellos Basses  Play with soft mallets Play with medium hard mallets Play with hard mallets  threads over a silent haze Delicate J  Hank Hsieh (2003)  =76  2 Flute  2 Oboe  J>P tega/o  1  ={l  legato C l a r i n e t s in Bbl  2 Bassoon  2 H o r n s in F  2 T r u m p e t s in B b  Harp  J  Violin I  Cello  Double Bass  (c) Hank Hsieh February 2003  f  J  p J  4  Cl. in Bb  poco cresc.  2 H r n s . in F  poco cresc.  2 T p t s . in B b  p  m  1  Pero.  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The smaller the ampitude, the faster the trill; the larger the amplitude, the slower the trill.  36  37  38  40  41  Miniatures for Clarinet, Cello, Guitar, and Percussion  I. II.  Gliding  >b  III.  Veda's Dance  IV.  Little Song in D  V.  Interlude  VI.  Midnight * Sol light  VII.  Twilight  By: Hank Hsieh  44  Instrumentations: 1 Clarinet in Bb -  1 Cello 1 Guitar (Amplified) 1 Percussion - Vibraphone - Marimba - Chime - Crotale (Note "D") - 2 Bass Bows - 2 Heavy Sand Bags  Special Notations:  JJJJTOJJ  Play the notesfromSlow to Fast then Fast to Slow in the given duration (fewer line indicate slower note, more lines indicate faster note).  Play the notes in the bracket as fast as possible.  Play as fast grace notes.  Trill goesfromSlow to Fast.  Trill goesfromFast to Slow.  AA V A / v ^ M  For Cello, scatter improvisational events on the other side of the bridge.  Medium Soft Mallets  X  Hard Mallets  45  Program Notes A series of tone paintings about movements, gestures, and atmosphere.  Performance Directions 1.  This piece should display delicateness. Avoid excessive loudness.  2. Silence and Space are part of the piece. Feel the space and time between the movements. However, be careful with it; do not let the music be stagnated. 3.  A sense of pulse is important. Feel the traditional strong and weak beat of the traditional time signature in each measure.  4.  If sense of downbeat is NOT desired, it will be notated in seconds.  About the Score 1.  All movements are notated in C (all notes sound as seen) except Movement II which Clarinet in Bb is notated at written pitch.  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  Cl. in Bb  Vc  Gtr  Perc  46 Cl. in Bb  p Vc  K>  t  u  T  f f 1  i  f  f I  I  -  f f •; f f ; 1 1  /  Gtr  JL  v -«£  IvP  «f f f f  i i  Perc  !  1  u  J «f > J > II  i  .]  t-T LI LI = sub.  p  65  66  67  Warm and Gently J = 52-60  IV. Little Song in D (for solo cello)  69  70  rit. a tempo  71  72  VI. Midnight * Sol light  J- 80 Cl. in Bb  Vc  Gtr P  Perc  A  pp  Cl.  gradually to Scratch tone  Vc.  Gtr.  Perc.  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