Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
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Thomas Leslie, Chair
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The goal of this document and transcription is educate musicians about the life and work of a great composer through a biographical sketch, analysis and transcription that will bring quality music with a vocal soloist into the wind orchestra repertoire. When selecting vocal music for a successful wind orchestra transcription, it is important to consider three questions. First, do the techniques that the string instruments use translate to the wind and percussion instruments? Second, will introducing this work increase the listeners’ awareness of the composer, his style, or musical era? Finally, is the quality of the music exceptional and will that quality translate to current wind orchestras? Because Biblical Songs, Op. 99 (composed in March 1894) by Antonin Dvorak represents a unique example of Czech music, incorporates a vocal soloist, and translates idiomatically to wind and percussion instruments, a transcription of Biblical Songs will be an asset to the wind orchestra repertoire.
Arrangement (Music); Bands (Music); Biblical songs; Biblické písně; Dvořák; Antonín; 1841-1904; Orchestra; Sacred music; Songs; Vocal music; Wind ensembles
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Brown, Raymond T., "Antonin Dvorak, Biblical Songs, Op. 99: A transcription for wind orchestra with historical context and transcription method" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 887.
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