A Matter of Patter: Phase III, Composition & Conclusions

As an aspirant music composition major, what’s the fun in studying a composer if you can’t emulate him?  Igor Stravinsky once said, “A good composer does not imitate; he steals.”  However, I somehow think the College would frown on plagiarism, so this project steers a bit clear from Stravinsky’s recommendation.  My project entails the composition of four pieces a la Sullivan, so here is an outline of certain traits of the four Sullivan archetypes I’ve writing in homage, along with the text I used, with some indication of how they fit into a hypothetical Sullivan operetta.

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