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Failure, Death, and Legacy in the Late Works of Shostakovich
The years 1967-1975 were turbulent for Dmitri Shostakovich, who faced severe health problems and recurring doubts about his life’s work. This led to the development of a preoccupation with mortality during the final years ...
Constrict-Depart, String Quartet No. 1
Constrict-Depart is a piece for string quartet in two movements that lasts approximately fourteen minutes. The title refers to an overarching sonic theme within and across both movements that consists of the constriction ...
Study of two Russian composers who had conflicting audience acceptance; Nicolai Medtner and Sergei Rachmaninoff
Musical studies on selected songs by Medtner and Rachmaninoff
An Exploration into the Validity and Treatment of the Bassoon in Duet Repertoire from 1960 - 2016
Dominant composers have taken advantage of the bassoon’s expansive range, including it in a duet setting within a handful of compositions. Yet despite these wonderful works, demonstrating the bassoon’s potential in this ...
Adaptive Reuse: a chamber symphony for 13 musicians
Adaptive Reuse is a chamber symphony of approximately 14 minutes 30 seconds in four continuous movements and is scored for 13 musicians: 1 flute (doubling piccolo); 1 oboe (doubling English horn); 1 B-flat clarinet (doubling ...
The Effects of Acting on Choral Singing: Teaching the Choral Singer to be an Actor within the Choral Rehearsal Process
The purpose of this project is to determine the effects of acting on choral singing. The human voice is our innate instrument and thus, singing has the capacity to be our most communicative art form. Choral directors ...
Unity Through Variety: Exploring the Cyclic Principle in Selected Works for Piano
The term ‘cyclic’ is a fairly recent addition to the modern musical lexicon. Coined by Vincent d’Indy in the early twentieth century, it is applied (often retroactively) to compositions exhibiting a recurring theme or ...
A Survey of Solo Repertoire for Cornet
The cornet is a brass instrument that has impacted large facets of musical repertoire, brass instrument design and brass pedagogy. The trumpet eventually became the primary soprano brass instrument of choice because of ...