Presentation Title

The Themes of Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overture

Advisor Information

Barry Ford

Location

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

8-3-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2013 12:00 PM

Abstract

The Russian Easter Festival Overture by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is a highly famous piece for symphony orchestra. The piece is subtitled “Overture on Liturgical Themes”. The themes are taken from the Obikhod, a collection of chants from the Eastern Orthodox Church. After analysis, the themes can be located and identified. Rimsky-Korsakov used specific themes from the Obikhod in a precise pattern in order to explicitly describe the story of Easter. The construction of the piece revolves around these themes. The poster will show these themes and the ways in which the themes are used in the Russian Easter Festival Overture.

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Winner of Meritorious Undergraduate Poster Presentation

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The Themes of Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overture

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

The Russian Easter Festival Overture by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is a highly famous piece for symphony orchestra. The piece is subtitled “Overture on Liturgical Themes”. The themes are taken from the Obikhod, a collection of chants from the Eastern Orthodox Church. After analysis, the themes can be located and identified. Rimsky-Korsakov used specific themes from the Obikhod in a precise pattern in order to explicitly describe the story of Easter. The construction of the piece revolves around these themes. The poster will show these themes and the ways in which the themes are used in the Russian Easter Festival Overture.