Author

Abby Gross

Defense Date

4-24-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

recital

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Performance

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

James Houlik, Stephen Benham

Committee Member

Edward Kocher

Committee Member

Judith Bowman

Committee Member

Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah

Keywords

Saxophone, Music, Jazz, Classical, Brahms, Choro

Abstract

The young age of the saxophone in the existence of the music world has influenced the instrument's repertoire and programs to be versatile in genres and stylistic influences. This program features styles from several time periods and cultures including 20th and 21st century contemporary saxophone and piano duets, Brazilian choro, electronic music, and jazz. The nature of the instrument also allows pieces written for other instruments to take a different characteristic and open new meaning to a piece when played on the saxophone. For example, the element of passion in Brahms's Sonata in F minor No. 1 for clarinet takes on new form when played on the saxophone. The goal of the program is to feature both music that the saxophone is important in creating, and that is important in the existence of the saxophone as a solo and ensemble instrument.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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