2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Fine Arts

Mediant Relationships in Prokofiev's 'March’ from “Love for Three Oranges"
Jared A. Brockmeyer♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor

Sergei Prokofiev’s opera "Love for Three Oranges" was composed in 1919, during a creative period in which the composer was blending aspects of early “advanced” and traditional musical styles in his work. The famous “March” from the opera serves as a good example of Prokofiev’s music of this period. The presentation involves analytical discussion using models of voice leading, macro analysis, and structural harmony to demonstrate that mediant relationships are found to be a major structural determinant in the piece. Mediant relationships, common in both 19th and 20th century music, help determine such aspects of the piece as tonal relationships, modulation, melody, and harmony.

Keywords: Prokofiev, March, Love for Three Orang, Analysis


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 48-2
Location: OP 2210
Time: 4:00

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