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"The Winds Of A Summer Night" For Viola And Piano (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa Mar 2008

"The Winds Of A Summer Night" For Viola And Piano (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa

Dominic Dousa

A performance of my composition by Renee Skerik, viola (Texas Tech University) and Dominic Dousa, piano (UTEP) at the conference's Composers Concert.


"Westward Journey" For Trombone Quartet (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa Aug 2007

"Westward Journey" For Trombone Quartet (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa

Dominic Dousa

A performance of my original composition by the Continental Trombone Quartet at one of the festival's evening concerts, featuring the CTQ.


"The Winds Of A Summer Night" For Viola And Piano (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa Mar 2007

"The Winds Of A Summer Night" For Viola And Piano (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa

Dominic Dousa

A performance of my composition by Stephanie Schweigart, viola (UTEP) and Dominic Dousa, piano (UTEP) at the conference's Concert of CMS Composers and Performers.


A Quantitative Model Of Key Distance, With An Analysis And Performance Of Schumann’S "Märchenbilder", Op. 113 (Music Theory Presentation, Lecture-Recital), Dominic Dousa, Renee Skerik Sep 2006

A Quantitative Model Of Key Distance, With An Analysis And Performance Of Schumann’S "Märchenbilder", Op. 113 (Music Theory Presentation, Lecture-Recital), Dominic Dousa, Renee Skerik

Dominic Dousa

Musicians are familiar with the traditional categorizations of key relationships: closely related, parallel, relative, and foreign. While some of these terms do describe well the relatedness of keys, they do not provide a clear means of comparing the relative remoteness of all keys from a particular reference key. For example, how much “more distant” is E-flat major from C major than is G major or D minor? The model presented in this lecture includes a number of important factors that may affect the perception of key relationships and assigns numerical measures to those factors. These measures are then used in ...


"Westward Journey" For Trombone Quartet (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa Sep 2006

"Westward Journey" For Trombone Quartet (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa

Dominic Dousa

A performance of my composition by the Continental Trombone Quartet. Presented at Concert I of Works by CMS Composers.


The Poetry Of Langston Hughes, In Song (Presentation Of Original Compositions And Other Comteporary Works), Dominic Dousa Jan 2006

The Poetry Of Langston Hughes, In Song (Presentation Of Original Compositions And Other Comteporary Works), Dominic Dousa

Dominic Dousa

The powerful and expressive poetry of Langston Hughes comes to life in song in a performance by baritone Gerald Blanchard and composer/pianist Dominic Dousa. The program includes works for solo voice and piano by Margaret Bonds and Robert Owens, and features Dousa’s song cycle "Six Songs on the Poetry of Langston Hughes". The presentation will include a brief commentary on the poetry and its influence on the compositional process.


"Airstreams" For Alto Saxophone And Vibraphone (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa Jul 2000

"Airstreams" For Alto Saxophone And Vibraphone (Original Composition), Dominic Dousa

Dominic Dousa

A performance of my original composition by John Nichol, alto saxophone (Central Michigan University) and Aaron Lack, vibraphone (Central Michigan University - undergraduate student)