Marimba Duo Transcriptions: Expanding the Western Art Music Tradition for Percussionists

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Title:
Marimba Duo Transcriptions: Expanding the Western Art Music Tradition for Percussionists
Author:
Armstrong, Joshua Kyle
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 transcription was an integral part of the marimba repertoire for many years. However, the range and technical advancements of the time limited the transcription process. Often the marimba part would consist of the melody while a piano would be utilized to fill in the accompaniment and notes not able to be performed by the marimbist. The marimba and piano share many similarities that allow for successful transcriptions between the two instruments. This document focuses on the transcription of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century keyboard music for the marimba duo setting. It is the opinion of the author that better transcriptions can be attained through the utilization of the modern range of the marimba, techniques used in marimba performance, and two marimbas. By omitting the traditional piano accompaniment, transcriptions can be better executed through the use of one timbre, as is used in the original keyboard work. Presented in this document are six arrangements realized by the author that demonstrate the possibilities for transcriptions in today's percussive world.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Duet; Duos; Marimba; Percussion; Transcription; Music; Arranging
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Weinberg, Norman

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMarimba Duo Transcriptions: Expanding the Western Art Music Tradition for Percussionistsen_US
dc.creatorArmstrong, Joshua Kyleen_US
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Joshua Kyleen_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 transcription was an integral part of the marimba repertoire for many years. However, the range and technical advancements of the time limited the transcription process. Often the marimba part would consist of the melody while a piano would be utilized to fill in the accompaniment and notes not able to be performed by the marimbist. The marimba and piano share many similarities that allow for successful transcriptions between the two instruments. This document focuses on the transcription of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century keyboard music for the marimba duo setting. It is the opinion of the author that better transcriptions can be attained through the utilization of the modern range of the marimba, techniques used in marimba performance, and two marimbas. By omitting the traditional piano accompaniment, transcriptions can be better executed through the use of one timbre, as is used in the original keyboard work. Presented in this document are six arrangements realized by the author that demonstrate the possibilities for transcriptions in today's percussive world.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectDueten_US
dc.subjectDuosen_US
dc.subjectMarimbaen_US
dc.subjectPercussionen_US
dc.subjectTranscriptionen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectArrangingen_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.advisorWeinberg, Normanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeinberg, Normanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKelland, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRees, Jayen_US
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