Handron, Jason Leger.
Diatomaceous Earth is a single-movement work for wind
ensemble scored for piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two B-flat
clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, three saxophones (soprano,
alto, baritone), four horns, three B-flat trumpets, two trombones,
bass trombone, tuba, timpani, three percussionists, piano, and
double bass, with no more than one player per part. Structurally,
the large-scale form of the composition is inspired by the
Kübler-Ross model. More commonly known as the five stages of grief,
the Kübler-Ross model is intended to serve as a heuristic device
outlining a progression of emotional experiences that occur when
one is faced with impending death (e.g., with terminally ill
patients). As the experience of dying is unique to each individual,
these five stages—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and
acceptance—typically occur in a non-linear fashion, with the
possibility of some stages being omitted altogether. In this sense,
the overall trajectory of Diatomaceous Earth is intended to
parallel the Kübler-Ross model as the musical character of each
section is influenced by the emotional content from one of the five
stages. The harmony for the composition is derived from two
Z-related hexachords, 6-13  and 6-42 . Limited
aleatory is an integral component to both the character and musical
growth of the composition. In conjunction with the aleatory,
development of texture and gesture throughout the composition
serves as the driving force for the music, as opposed to
traditional melodic material.
Advisors/Committee Members: Kuehn, Mikel (Advisor).
to Zotero / EndNote / Reference
APA (6th Edition):
Handron, J. L. (2019). Diatomaceous Earth. (Masters Thesis). Bowling Green State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1558288424122094
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Handron, Jason Leger. “Diatomaceous Earth.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Bowling Green State University. Accessed August 24, 2019.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Handron, Jason Leger. “Diatomaceous Earth.” 2019. Web. 24 Aug 2019.
Handron JL. Diatomaceous Earth. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2019. [cited 2019 Aug 24].
Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1558288424122094.
Council of Science Editors:
Handron JL. Diatomaceous Earth. [Masters Thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2019. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1558288424122094