Notable percussion excerpts derived from the wind-band repertoire : a continuation of a study by Charles Timothy Sivils

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dc.contributor.advisor Mueller, Erwin C. (Erwin Carl), 1930- en_US McCloud, Daniel W. en_US 2011-06-03T19:28:43Z 2011-06-03T19:28:43Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 2008 .M39 en_US
dc.description.abstract In 1995 Charles Timothy Sivils completed his study, "Notable Percussion Excerpts of the Twentieth Century Wind-Band Literature." Sivils' intention was to create a formal list of percussion excerpts from substantial, originally composed wind-band literature that could supplement the study of orchestral excerpts. However, because of the continuingly increasing amount of literature being written and published for wind-bands, Sivils' original list no longer reflects recent or current trends in percussion writing for the wind-band. The objective of this study is to expand upon Sivils' excerpt list.The parameters outlined in Sivils' document have been adopted for this study with only minor adjustments. This paper will examine only the following wind-band compositions: (1) Compositions written between 1980 and 2005; (2) Compositions generally considered part of the standard wind-band repertoire; (3) Compositions originally conceived for the wind-band; (4) Compositions which do not feature a soloist in a concerto format; (5) compositions that are considered "concert marches" or movements entitled "March" from a multi-movement work.To provide the author with a body of information from which to start the research, a survey was sent to approximately forty wind-band conductors and percussionists throughout the United States asking them to list pieces, following the parameters previously outlined, from the wind-band repertoire that they feel contain the most significant percussion excerpts. Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed responded. Twenty-four of the suggested works were included in this study, creating a combined list of seventy-six excerpts from this and Sivils' document.Through the use of music notation software, a portion of each part has been reproduced as it appears in the original score. No attempt has been made to correct misprints or improve upon the composer's original notation. The excerpts have been formatted to create a single practicable part that contains all of the concerns discussed in the preceding pages. As with Sivils' study, a major component of this project has been to make the performer aware of these excerpts and to give insights into their performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent ix, 120 leaves : music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Percussion music. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Percussion instruments -- Instruction and study. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Percussion with band. en_US
dc.title Notable percussion excerpts derived from the wind-band repertoire : a continuation of a study by Charles Timothy Sivils en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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