The Man of God for orchestra: a descriptive analysis
“The Man of God,” based on the biblical story of David, is an orchestral piece in one movement. The composition is scored for a standard large symphony orchestra, and is approximately fifteen minutes in duration. This is my first attempt to compose a programmatic piece in the Romantic aesthetic. I did not try to describe every detailed event, even though the music follows the basic story line. David’s story is the basic source of this composition, but it is expressed in abstract musical language. The analysis portion of this dissertation discusses the composition’s main themes, pitch organization, harmonic and rhythmic materials, and its formal structure.