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Dracula Trio is a three-movement work for violin, violoncello, and piano-forte. This work follows an abbreviated plot of the popular video game and animated show by the name of Castlevania. Castlevania follows Dracula, a powerful vampire that falls in love with a human woman. After their marriage, Dracula’s wife is murdered by fellow humans after she is suspected of being a witch, which causes Dracula to seek revenge on all of humanity. Characterized by contrasting harmonic vocabulary and textures, the work seeks to bring to music the dramatic arc of the Castlevania story line using composition techniques from the last 100 years, such as modal and post-tonal harmonic applications paired with sections of brief a-tonality. This thesis will provide an analysis of Castlevania and will present an original musical work influenced by the drama of the story.
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