Achieving Balance in Music for Chorus and Band: Analysis and Performance Issues in Requiem by Frigyes Hidas

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Title:
Achieving Balance in Music for Chorus and Band: Analysis and Performance Issues in Requiem by Frigyes Hidas
Author:
Bade, Andy
Issue Date:
2013
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:
The purpose of this study is to provide a guide for conductors when evaluating issues of balance in works for chorus and symphonic band, and to assist them in realizing such works in performance. The principal focus of the document will be an analysis of vocal and instrumental textures in Requiem by Frigyes Hidas as they affect balance and textual clarity, using accompaniment types described by Hawley Ades as guides. The analysis shows that the scoring helps mitigate balance problems commonly found in other works scored for similar forces, making a variety of performance options and interpretations available to conductors. Ensemble issues are discussed as they relate to balance, as are practical solutions regarding stage setup.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Chorus and Band; Conducting; Frigyes Hidas; Requiem; Symphonic Band; Music; Choral
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chamberlain, Bruce B.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAchieving Balance in Music for Chorus and Band: Analysis and Performance Issues in Requiem by Frigyes Hidasen_US
dc.creatorBade, Andyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBade, Andyen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
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.abstractThe purpose of this study is to provide a guide for conductors when evaluating issues of balance in works for chorus and symphonic band, and to assist them in realizing such works in performance. The principal focus of the document will be an analysis of vocal and instrumental textures in Requiem by Frigyes Hidas as they affect balance and textual clarity, using accompaniment types described by Hawley Ades as guides. The analysis shows that the scoring helps mitigate balance problems commonly found in other works scored for similar forces, making a variety of performance options and interpretations available to conductors. Ensemble issues are discussed as they relate to balance, as are practical solutions regarding stage setup.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectChorus and Banden_US
dc.subjectConductingen_US
dc.subjectFrigyes Hidasen_US
dc.subjectRequiemen_US
dc.subjectSymphonic Banden_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectChoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChamberlain, Bruce B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchauer, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCockrell, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChamberlain, Bruce B.en_US
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