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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. Ziwlgjcn, Let It Be Known (2004) for improvising tenor saxophone, organ, electric bass, drumkit, duration 5:24 iv The Attic mezzo soprano and drumkit Text: Tom Cone Music: Ben Wilson 30s-mallets, snare off * voice entry overlaps -x- -x- -x-Drums Voice mp cresc ffdeer esc (f w P J=72 Voice You scare the hellout of me Take Take thismor-ning when you de-ci-ded to mf '" / 14 Voice • ^ J 1 J j j^jP*^F o-pen up the at ticdoor know-ing how I feel a-boutthe at-ticdoor Your per-sLsience mp ; mf mp mf 19 Voice scares the hell out of me-your dis re-spect your mp ig nor-ance 2 J = 120 audible audible audible audible Voice co 29 Voice maddening 31 r v Voice Your / face makes me cra_ 3E=£ 35 20s zy whisper Sor - ry brushes, frenetic on snare 3 = £ spoken -V-I cant . brush tips let you out roll brush over skin straight down "shhh., Dr. Voice mp decresc. * a- J K •ar It's warm- in the at - tic with all the rugs all the rugs 3 40 Voice —* wr— the rugs rit It's warm in the at-tic with alL 44 and beams drums * full of in-scrip-r—3-Voice * m— and where tion_ when mp ~ and how. 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Time to time to takes time to_ - P 4 Drums improvise with voice 65 4 = a 1 3 1 b i * C l 3 1 de-com pose U J~J ! de - com pose de- com_ pose Voice 70 1 J=120 faster Voice ff Un - rav - el - ling the com - pos - L tion_ 73 Voice 53 rav - el un ling (gah) the com - po - si - Hon 76 Voice un rav -3-el ling the com - po - si - tion , cymbal scrapes 79 J-72 tip of stick straight down Voice 1 ' 1—I—1 =fv= 1 5—1 j — r - = 1 -t- X X * X X -5^ ^ ' — p ^ X —'—x^  — ' 1 breathy lone You give me give me You give— me Vancouver June 2006 The Lido Ben Wilson July, 2005 For Improvising Ensemble Tenor Saxophone Electric Bass Drums 6 The Lido Ben Wilson ©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 J=200 > Itf for masa Ben Wilson ©Jan 2006 m 4 Tenor Tenor to Er rjr J i - > ^  f[>Cir 10 Bass Tenor f\i y — M — m -n J » J) LJT^ r^ -Jr-' f f ' i % ,y J L y J L j ^1 * Jy 7 J y^ f r 23 j^U r> M ^ ^ j J L J I »7 * 7 7 0 7 m -J-*r ? i}r i ^FA J f = =E=g= 27 f i r, >r I 5 1 -3 1 | 3-Coda group improv /(/" D C on cue p y ^ y J)y p 1 y > J y f r f J | ^ * p y * ; ^ r l^P^m 4x 4 y py r J r J k j l j y g y :1 Bass 11 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 FL OB CL f mp £ * 1=10 I /? \ mp " T mp mp m mp A SAX TPT mp mp mp vc PERC 1 PERC2 f mp mp Vibraphone let ring Crotales mf Bass Drum Crotales -o let ring 1) * *» * mf 0:55 1:10 16 5:10 _!i_J /CN ri-ff Cymbal/Choke J - u Marimba; mp 5:10 I^f Choose approximate pitch 5:30 7:30 ro 4^ FL OB CL A SAX TPT VC PERC 1 PERC2 mp mp mp >^ ^ ^ __. . _ _ . J - : = : "J f 7:30 7:40 12 13 CJ) 8:40 FL OB CL A SAX TPT VC PERC 1 PERC2 J =80 h i t * * \l I I ft = T J ' i i J i Vibraphone Y r t r ^ J—J J Dampen Dampen PP 4 4 t * ^ mp 8:40 8:55 14 r O 9:10 FL OB CL A SAX TPT VC PERC 1 PERC2 i m Bass Drum "mf ' mf Claves m 9:10 9:30 15 10:10 10:17 ro oo FL OB CL A SAX TPT VC PERC 1 PERC2 Vestibule for LSB 21 Ben Wilson November, 2006 Improvising String Trio Violin Cello Double Bass 31 ran ' - 3 0 i-zi very slow rubato Vestibule (for LSB 21) © Ben Wilson Nov 2006 Violin 'cello Bass =F*= z±z-z Vln B 6 J=110 4 ^ mp pizz § § i l p i # mp Bs »3 -X- 1 J-) 1 V — | ™ 15= 1 > f ~ r i 3 = 3 — * J 1 ~- —-.—i 1 ^ ' J J " ' - J * 1 v f * 1 i ^ " 5 - S = : » ^ — 1 1 J j J « -4 1 1 fa,> P —1 1 Vln Bs 16 P , 2 Z vln Bs 32 2 20 33 Vln Bs Vln r e i VIOLIN SOLO over BG's 50 L S everyone play E arco 1x after solo »r fi. 4 violin cues last E here Bs am iii r 4| is-3 ^ E ? E E 3 E * m I i L l O I E _ 7 • fe 4, 4 : 4 34 55 CELLO SOLO begin after 1x of F Bass moves to pizz eventually vioilin plays bg's ad lib arco or pizz Vln m =6= 3E Bs m ME =c===t Bs =6© -I 1 EE8S 6f violin continues F and eventually fades out arco sul pont Vln h=> * h S * K mp ^ arco sul pont Bass joins Cello for duo eventually move to arco sul pont Bass & Cello cue G mp Bs Bs SE ElpE 35 5 70 Vln ord. mf 9 i . . . x l ! E j E E 5 | E z | E ^ g t f | E Bs irco -1 !——P-"' mf Vln — , - 1 J — — ..m^m. m^j..yj. tzz j"i te=8r^-r-^=. ^ ^ F ^ -^If^ —P - = —t ! j so sul pont -I ord. Vln • ?> ' sul pont ord. Bs arco l>3t [,V Vln 36 Ziwlgjcn, Let It Be Known Ben Wilson October, 2004 For Improvising Ensemble Tenor Saxophone Organ Electric Bass Drums 37 38 [Ml _ Bass line loops Bass line loops cue ncxl scclion 4 ffi : m = -: rrg?...... :; V fr<i=K=^——y=| —— j y ^ y - r E ^ ^iztzfe: .^^^^1=^=^0^^=^ • # * s* "ii^^zz=r=-r. j g = r 39 

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