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Performance Analysis of Stylistic Features of Scott Mcallister's Selected Works for Solo Clarinet

Title: A Performance Analysis of Stylistic Features of Scott Mcallister's Selected Works for Solo Clarinet: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, Black Dog: Rhapsody for Clarient (and Piano), and Blingbling.
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Name(s): Patterson, Tori L., author
Kowalsky, Frank, professor directing treatise
Clary, Richard, outside committee member
Bish, Deborah, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this document is to provide a resource for clarinetists regarding three works for solo clarinet by Scott McAllister: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, Black Dog: Rhapsody for Clarinet (and Piano), and BlingBling. The composer was inspired by popular music, a poet (Carl Sandburg), and the musicians who commissioned the works (Frank Kowalsky and Richard Spece). For the first time, the unique and idiomatic aspects of McAllister's works and his thoughts about gestures and melodies included in his music are discussed. Considerations for performing these works are provided by the composer and the musicians who have shaped interpretations of this music, including Frank Kowalsky and Richard Spece to whom Black Dog and BlingBling were dedicated, respectively, and Robert Spring, who first recorded Black Dog. Performers may benefit from the author's explanations of stylistic features and musical challenges associated with these selected works.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2124 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise Submitted to the College of Music in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: March 31, 2008.
Keywords: Four Preludes On Playthings Of The Wind, Black Dog, Stylistic Features, Performance Analysis, Clarinet, Scott Mcallister, Blingbling, Clarinet Performance
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Frank Kowalsky, Professor Directing Treatise; Richard Clary, Outside Committee Member; Deborah Bish, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2124
Owner Institution: FSU