Composition of Contemporary Thayoy and Fugue

  • Nawathep Nopsuwan
  • Arsenio Nicolas College of Music, Mahasarakham University
  • มานพ วิสุทธิแพทย์ College of Music, Mahasarakham University
Keywords: Thayoy, Fugue, Music Composition


Thayoy and fugue music are complex musical forms and reveal the ability of the musicians and the composer. In this regard, they are higher forms of culture that should be conserved and inherited. This investigation concerns the composition of contemporary thayoy and fugue music for string quartet. This investigation was conducted from March 2013 to July 2015. The research sample was selected using a purposive sampling technique. This is a qualitative investigation using a musicological research method. The aim is to create a piece of contemporary music combining the different characteristics of thayoy and fugue, the musical conventions and the different imitation processes. Results show that these two forms of music are very similar in a number of areas and require highly skilled musicians and composers. Contemporary thayoy fugue uses the collective knowledge of two musical cultures. It is recorded using modern musical notation, enabling it to be performed on the international stage.


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Nawathep Nopsuwan

นักศึกษาปริญญาเอก วิทยาลัยดุริยางคศิลป์ มหาวิทยาลัยมหาสารคาม

ศป.ม. มนุษยดุริยางควิทยา มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ

ศบ. (ดนตรีสากล) สถาบันเทคโนโลยีราชมงคล


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