The history and pedagogy of Jacques-Fran�cois Gallay's Non-measured preludes for horn, op. 27, nos. 21-40

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dc.contributor.advisor McCallister, Peter A. en_US Russell, Scott E. en_US 2011-06-03T19:30:36Z 2011-06-03T19:30:36Z 2004 en_US 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 2004 .R87 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Non-Measured Preludes for Horn, Op. 27, Nos. 21 -40, by Jacques-Francois Gallay are important tools for teaching advanced horn students to make music - not just by playing the right notes and right rhythms, but by requiring students to make musical decisions based on the contours of melodic lines and the characters implicit in the work. There has been no single synthesis, however, of the issues performers face when trying to interpret non-measured music. This study determines the most accurate published edition and corrects or clarifies several items in that text, presents appropriate questions regarding the interpretation of non-measured preludes through historical and contextual analyses, and presents a sample of modern pedagogical opinions regarding performance of Gallay's Non-Measured Preludes.I compared four published editions to the earliest available edition (published by Gallet in 1933) and noted all differences. I then synthesized research from a wide range of historical and pedagogical materials so as to provide a single source of information regarding performance practice and interpretative issues. In addition, I took lessons on the Gallay Preludes with three major horn teachers in order to collect and document a sample of current pedagogical opinion.Of the four later published editions, the Sansone edition of 1960 seems to be the most accurate; the study includes a table of twenty-five corrections or clarifications to the Sansone edition. The historical evidence points to the improvisatory nature of the original non-measured preludes as one of the most important considerations in developing a conceptual framework for interpretation. Other important considerations include hand horn technique and the overall character of each prelude. The Non-Measured Preludes are used to introduce advanced students to the more refined analytical and musical skills required of professional-level playing. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent v, 194 leaves : music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Gallay, Jacques Francois, 1795-1864. Preludes mesures et non-mesures. No. 21-40. en_US
dc.title The history and pedagogy of Jacques-Fran�cois Gallay's Non-measured preludes for horn, op. 27, nos. 21-40 en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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