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Title:
A conductor's study of the choral works of Daniel Asia
Author:
Kantor, James Graham, 1967-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Daniel Asia (b.1953) is often referred to as a composer who writes in an "accessible" style. Asia's style of composition evolved from an aleatoric and dissonant style to more lyrical and "accessible." He received commissions from numerous musical organizations. Although Professor Asia's primary compositional focus has been on symphonic music, he has also written five works for chorus. This document will attempt to chronicle Asia's compositional development through a study of his five choral works: (1) Nineteen (published under the title, Sound Shapes) (1973); (2) Why (?) Jacob (1978); (3) She (1981); (4) Celebration (1988); and (5) purer than purest pure (1996). It suggests that these pieces can be performed by auditioned undergraduate choirs, despite their fairly chromatic harmonic idiom and intricate rhythms, if the rehearsals are approached in a pedagogically logical and sequenced manner. Problematic sections of works will be identified, and solutions or exercises provided. The appendix will include bar-line analysis of four of the works. This bar-line analysis will be in the style of "Herford graphs," a system created by Julius Herford and familiar to most choral conductors. A complete list of published works and discography are also included in the appendix.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Music.; Education, Music.
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music, Dance and Conducting
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Knott, Josef W.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA conductor's study of the choral works of Daniel Asiaen_US
dc.creatorKantor, James Graham, 1967-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKantor, James Graham, 1967-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractDaniel Asia (b.1953) is often referred to as a composer who writes in an "accessible" style. Asia's style of composition evolved from an aleatoric and dissonant style to more lyrical and "accessible." He received commissions from numerous musical organizations. Although Professor Asia's primary compositional focus has been on symphonic music, he has also written five works for chorus. This document will attempt to chronicle Asia's compositional development through a study of his five choral works: (1) Nineteen (published under the title, Sound Shapes) (1973); (2) Why (?) Jacob (1978); (3) She (1981); (4) Celebration (1988); and (5) purer than purest pure (1996). It suggests that these pieces can be performed by auditioned undergraduate choirs, despite their fairly chromatic harmonic idiom and intricate rhythms, if the rehearsals are approached in a pedagogically logical and sequenced manner. Problematic sections of works will be identified, and solutions or exercises provided. The appendix will include bar-line analysis of four of the works. This bar-line analysis will be in the style of "Herford graphs," a system created by Julius Herford and familiar to most choral conductors. A complete list of published works and discography are also included in the appendix.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Music.en_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic, Dance and Conductingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKnott, Josef W.en_US
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