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The title Strike refers to a persistent, almost obsessive act of hitting a piece of paper shaped like a man, a ritualistic act that was widely practiced by Chinese of older generations. This unusual act, along with incantations, prayers to the ancestors, feasting, and Chinese street opera all come together as part of a festival (Jin Can) that is ...
Morgon-Kara. (Original composition);
Morgon-Kara is a one movement orchestra piece. It is a character piece which evokes a feeling of primitive cultures. The instrumentation is as follows: 1 piccolo, 1 flute (doubles alto flute), 1 oboe, 1 English horn, 2 B$\flat$ clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 C trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, tam-tam, bass ...
The sonorous object, built from the skin of three dead love songs, does not exist... (Original composition);
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The Conch. (Original composition)
"The Conch" is an orchestral piece in four sections with a coda. The piece is a musical interpretation of the life of a conch shell. Section One announces the arrival of the conch shell onto the beach, after a battle with the waves breaking onto the shore. Section Two is the melodic theme of the conch as if someone were blowing on the shell as a ...
The oboe d'amore in the works of Georg Philipp Telemann with critical editions of selected unpublished works
The oboe d'amore, the alto member of the oboe family, enjoyed its most popular period between the years 172 and 176. While no date for the invention of the instrument has been established, the first known composition to use the oboe d'amore can be dated from as early as 1717. Composition for the instrument was restricted to composers living in the ...
Viola Concerto is a musical composition for Viola solo and chamber orchestra, The orchestration requires: viola solo, violin solo (off-stage), two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two horns, two trombones, tuba, timpani, pianoforte, six violas, six cellos and percussion, (suspended cymbal, four bongos, four tom-toms, two marimbas, ...
Concerto da camera
Concerto Da Camera takes the form of a concerto grosso in that it incorporates a concertino, or solo instrumentalist, against a full orchestra, the concerto or tutti. This premise, however, is deviated from in measures 29-294 where the percussion section is used as a solo ensemble without orchestral accompaniment. The melodic material consists of a ...
Five percussion pieces of the Ewe tribe: Analysis and performance guidelines
In the interest of the preservation of traditional African music as well as in fostering the increasing interest of Western audiences and scholars in the same, analyses, transcripts, and performance guidelines are presented for five percussion pieces of the Ewe tribe in the Volta Region of Ghana: Gahu, Kinka, Tokoe, Bawa and Adzogbo. The versions ...
The orchestral flute audition: An examination of preparation methods and techniques
This dissertation examines the flute audition process from the viewpoints of flutists currently or recently employed by major symphony orchestras. Out of 153 orchestral flutists among the top 50 American orchestras, 50 flutists representing 36 symphonic organizations responded to a flute audition questionnaire created by the author. Methods and ...
Halcyon Nights is a one-movement piece for orchestra, ca. 9$\sp\prime$, in five-part arch-form with two inserted sections: A B C B$\rm\sp\prime\ \langle fugue\rangle\ A\sp\prime\ \langle coda\rangle$. The piece opens with an English horn solo, from which a great deal of cellular musical ideas, with broad-scale formal ramifications, are derived. This ...