Master of Music
Koprowski, Peter Paul
The Old House is a programmatic children's suite in four movements based on a short story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a young boy who befriends a man who lives in an old house on his street. The narrative of the music focuses on the beginning of the story when the boy enters the house for the first time with each movement musically depicting something the boy sees. The piece utilizes straightforward programmatic elements in conjunction with Neo-Romantic harmonic and melodic content to appeal to younger audiences (children), while still maintaining the same level of musical development found in non-children's music.
Swiatoschik, Eric, "The Old House" (2018). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5300.