Faculty Advisor

Weeks, Douglas G.

Abstract

Countless composers have written music motivated by death and the grieving process. In the same way, I composed The Five Stages of Grief, a five-movement piece for brass ensemble, inspired by the Kübler-Ross Model which was proposed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. in On Death and Dying (1969). Each of the stages she described (denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) functioned as a catalyst in the composition of a movement. Following its completion, the work was rehearsed and by the WPI Brass Ensemble.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Humanities and Arts

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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