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COMPOSITIONS  by  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WILSON  BFA, Simon Fraser University, 2004  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  April 2007  © Benjamin Franklin Wilson, 2007  ABSTRACT  The thesis for the Master of Music degree in Composition consists of live performances of original works composed during graduate study. The student is expected to have written and have performed approximately an hour of music for various media. My compositions were performed on. March 21, 2005, June 2, 2005, August 1, 2005, October 1, 2005, October 3, 2005, June 9, 2006, June 17, 2006, June 25, 2006, January 15, 2007, March 5, 2007, February 17, 2007 and March 30, 2007.  TABLE OF CONTENTS  Abstract  ii  Table of Contents  iii  List of Works  iv  SCORES The Attic  1  The Lido  6  Itf  9  Play Don't Play  12  Vestibule  31  Ziwlgjcn, Let It Be Known  37  iii  LIST OF WORKS  1 The Attic (2006) for mezzo soprano, drumkit, duration 5:20 2. CCMIX Miniatures - 5 Short Studies (2005) digital audio and video recording, duration 3:41 3. Cosmicomics (2004) digital audio recording, duration 20:00 4. Crushing Black Oblivion (2006) digital audio recording, duration 12:21 5. The Lido (2005) for improvising tenor saxophone, electric bass, drumkit, duration 3:00 6. Lit By a Lamp, Lit By a Flame (2005) digital audio recording, duration 5:57 7. Itf (2006) for improvising tenor saxophone, electric bass, drumkit, duration 2:13 8. Play Don't Play (2004) for flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone, Bb trumpet, cello, two percussion, duration 12:00 9. Vestibule (2006) for improvising violin, cello, double bass, duration 4:05 10. Wee Polygons (2006) digital audio and video recording, duration 4:11 11. 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J~J  de  -  l  3  1  de- com_  com pose  pose  1  J=120 faster  70  Voice ff  Un  -  rav  -  el - ling  the  com  pos - L  -  tion_  73  Voice  53 un  rav - el  ling  (gah)  com - po  the  -  si - Hon  76  Voice un  79  , J-72  -tYou  -3el  ling  com - po  the  -  si  -  tion  X  —'—x^— '  cymbal scrapes tip of stick straight down  1  Voice breathy lone  rav  '  1—I— 1 *  X  X  X  X  give  me  give  me  1  =fv= -5^ ^ You  5—1  '—p  ^  j  give—  —r-=  11  me  Vancouver June 2006  The Lido  Ben Wilson July, 2005  For Improvising Ensemble Tenor Saxophone Electric Bass Drums  6  Ben Wilson  The Lido  ©July 2005  J=120 soft warbling Tenor Saxophone  4  '  0 "— 1  ---—  •.--  —  =:  :—:====:: ======  —  *—  -r-J-f-  B  *—#^  =S=BE3  ^^===^==l==^L^^^^^==z^==ll5^===j^|^=^  —  8  Itf for Masa  Ben Wilson January, 2006  For Improvising Ensemble Tenor Saxophone Electric Bass Drums  9  Itf for masa J=200 >  m  Tenor  4  Tenor  to  Er rjr J i - > ^  f[>Cir  10  Ben Wilson ©Jan 2006  Jr-' f f ' i % Bass  f\i y —  M  —  m  J)  -n J » LJT^ j ^ U r> M ^ ^ j  r^-,y  JLJI  23 Tenor  »7  yJ  J L *  7 7  0  -J-  *r ? i}r  ^FA J f  L  7  j^1 * Jy 7 J y ^ f r  m  i  = =E=g=  27  fi -3  1  r, >r |  I  5  1  3-  group improv /(/" D C on cue  Coda p y ^ y J)y p 1 y > J y f r f  J | ^ * py * ; ^  4x  4 y py Bass  l^P^m  r  k j l j y  r  J  rJ  11  gy  :1  Play Don't Play Ben Wilson  For Vertical Orchestra Flute -Oboe Bb Clarinet Alto Saxophone Bb Trumpet Cello Percussion 1 (Vibraphone, 2 Toms, 2 Bongos, Claves, Suspended Cymbal) Percussion 2 (Marimba, Tarn Tarn, Bass Drum, Crotales, Claves)  Transposed Score Duration: 12 minutes  1  0:55  1=10  I /?\  FL f  mp  £  *  OB  CL  A SAX  mp  mp  " T mp  mp  m  mp  mp  TPT mp  vc f mp  mp Vibraphone  let ring  PERC 1 mf Crotales  Crotales  Bass Drum  PERC2  1)  *  *»  -o  let ring  *  mf  0:55  1:10  16  5:10  _!i_J  ri-  ff  Cymbal/Choke  J-u Marimba;  mp  5:10  ^If Choose approximate pitch  5:30  /CN  7:30 FL mp  OB mp  CL  A SAX ro  4^  TPT mp  ^  ^>  VC __.  .  _  _.  J-  :  ^ =  "J  :  f  PERC 1  PERC2 7:40  7:30  12  13  8:40  Y  FL  r  t r ^  OB PP  J =80 CL  A SAX  h i t * *  \lft  4 I  '  I  = T J  ii  J  4 t  *  ^  i  CJ) TPT  J—J  J  VC  Dampen  Vibraphone  PERC 1  Dampen  PERC2 mp  8:55  8:40  14  9:10 FL  OB  CL "mf  A SAX  i ' mf  rO  TPT  m  VC Claves  m  PERC 1  Bass Drum  PERC2 9:30  9:10  15  10:10 FL  OB  CL  A SAX ro oo TPT  VC  PERC 1  PERC2  10:17  Vestibule for LSB 21  Ben Wilson November, 2006  Improvising String Trio Violin Cello Double Bass  31  Vestibule (for LSB 21)  ran  '-  i-zi  very slow rubato  30  © Ben Wilson Nov 2006  Violin  =F*=  'cello  z±z-z  Bass  B 6 Vln  4^  J=110  mp pizz §  §  i l mp  p  i  #  Bs  »3  Vln  -X-  1  1  J-)  V  f~ri3=3—  J " Bs  16  1 1  1 J  P  *  «  v  15=  ^  J  -  * j  ™  |  ~-  1  '  ^ —  —  —-.—i  1 '  > J  1  J f  J -4  *  1  1  i  ^ 1  , 2 Z  vln  Bs  32  "5  -S  =  fa,>  P  :  »  —1  1  2 20  33  Vln  Bs  50  Vln  rei L S  »r fi. 4  violin cues last E here  m  amiii r  Bs  VIOLIN SOLO over BG's everyone play E arco 1x after solo  4|  is-  3 ^  Ii  E?EE3E*  34  LlOI  7•  E_  fe  4, 4 :  4  CELLO SOLO begin after 1x of F Bass moves to pizz eventually vioilin plays bg's ad lib arco or pizz  55 Vln  =6=  3E  m Bs  mME  =c===t  =6©  Bs  6f  1 EE8S  -I  violin continues F and eventually fades out  arco sul pont  Vln Bass joins Cello for duo eventually move to arco sul pont Bass & Cello cue G  h  S*  h=> K  mp ^ arco sul pont mp  Bs  SE  ElpE  Bs  35  *  5 70  ord.  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