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College of Creative Arts
School of Music
This document examines the harmonic and melodic content of four albums by English Progressive Rock band Pink Floyd: Meddle (1971), The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and The Wall (1979). Each of these albums presents a coherent discourse that is typical of the art music tradition. The ways in which formal cohesion is achieved includes harmonic arguments, motivic development, and textual and poetic narrative.
Jones, Christopher Everett, "Tear Down the Wall: Long-Form Analytical Techniques and the Music of Pink Floyd" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7098.