Award Date

2009

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

Advisor 1

Thomas G. Leslie, Committee Chair

First Committee Member

Takayoshi Suzuki

Second Committee Member

Anthony LaBounty

Third Committee Member

Cheryl Taranto

Graduate Faculty Representative

Jeffrey Koep

Number of Pages

45

Abstract

I will create a transcription for wind ensemble of the "Overture to The Magic Flute " by WA Mozart. By completing this transcription, a standard orchestral work will be available in comparable quality and difficulty for wind ensemble. Although several simplified and one large concert band transcriptions have been made available during the 20th century, these arrangements were not consistent with late 18th century ideals of size and balance. This transcription will remain loyal to the original work through embracing the ideology of the 18th century musical mind. Through treatises, period writings and performance practice of Mozart's time, I will create a transcription that is both authentic and employs 21st century knowledge of the wind ensemble capability.

Keywords

Austria; Eighteenth century; Magic Flute; Overture; Transcription; UNLV; Wind ensemble; Wind orchestra; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Disciplines

Music

Language

English


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